JAN VAN DER PLOEG
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 Projectspace, an artist-run exhibition space in Amsterdam.