JAN VAN DER PLOEG

selected works

biography

1959 born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Artistically educated in both UK and The Netherlands, Jan van der Ploeg completed his studies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1985. Having shown solo and in group shows in Europe, New Zealand and Australia in galleries and institutions since 1983, he is also known for his permanent works in public spaces like in the Service Garage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His paintings expand the best of contemporary non-objective work in their shear boldness and fearless scope, the entirety of the painting’s dynamics are always greater than the architecture that supports them – maximum effect with a minimum of artistic resources. Inspired by art styles and movements from the past century, connecting the 20th with the 21st century he sees his work creating graphic dream worlds in physical space. Van der Ploeg is a co-founder of PS Projects, an artist-run exhibition space in Amsterdam.

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whodunnit
6 Jul – 31 Aug 2018

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blast
15 Sep – 17 Nov 2018

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ballroom
16 Jan – 27 Feb 2016

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a few pieces
17 Jan – 7 Mar 2015

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mwmw
15 Nov 2013 – 1 Mar 2014

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w/ JAN VAN DER PLOEG
virtual insanity
24 Feb – 21 Apr 2012

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exhibitions