Jan Pleitner

Jan Pleitner, Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 230 x 160 cm / 90.6 x 63 in  

Jan Pleitner, Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 250 x 170 cm / 98.4 x 66.9 in  

Jan Pleitner, Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 230 x 160 cm / 90.6 x 63 in   

Jan Pleitner, Entering the morphogenetic field, 2016, oil on canvas, 253 x 497 cm / 99.6 x 195.7 in

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Jan Pleitner, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 300 x 200 cm / 118.1 x 78.7 in  

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled 2016
oil on canvas
230 x 160 cm / 90.6 x 63 in  
Jan Pleitner,
Untitled,
2015,
oil on canvas,
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in
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Jan Pleitner,
Untitled,
2015,
oil on canvas,
230 x 140 cm / 90.6 x 55.1 in
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Jan Pleitner,
Untitled,
2015,
oil on canvas,
170 x 120 cm / 66.9 x 47.2 in
Jan Pleitner,
Untitled,
2015,
oil on canvas,
170 x 120 cm / 66.9 x 47.2 in
Jan Pleitner,
Untitled,
2015,
oil on canvas,
230 x 160 cm / 90.6 x 63 in 

Jan Pleitner, Water for the Tribe, Kerlin Gallery, 22nd January - 12th March 2016

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Dark Matter Matters
Nanzuka, Tokyo
Apr 28 - May 23, 2015

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b. 1984, Oldenburg, Germany
 
Jan Pleitner creates striking and expressive abstract painting driven by subconscious thought. Often painted in short bursts of time, or even marathon single sittings, the works are full of movement and energy, with jolting lines pulling the eye up and down the canvas. Pleitner’s highly physical approach to painting sees him scrape through layers of paint as readily as he builds them up, resulting in a highly tactile canvas. His deep colour palette is lively and mercurial, with elemental patches, streaks and lines bleeding into one another and jostling for space aggressively, but not inharmoniously. Imbued with symbolic properties, they point towards a synesthesiac sensibility.
 
Born in Oldenburg, Pleitner is currently based in Düsseldorf, having graduated with an MA from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2010. Current solo exhibitions include EY I?, Philipp Haverkampf Galerie, Berlin, 13 October – 18 November. Past solo exhibitions include Träum Weiter!, Kunstverein Heppenheim, Germany (2017); Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2016); MIER Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo (2015); Natalia Hug, Cologne (2014, 2016); Ancient & Modern, London (2014); Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin; Kunstfoyer am Langenweg, Germany; Förderpreis der Öffentlichen Versicherungen Oldenburg, Germany (2013); Projekt Skagen 12, Denmark (2012); Avlskarl Fine Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2011). In 2013, he was awarded a grant by the Kulturstiftung der Öffentlichen Versicherungen Oldenburg.
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Jan Pleitner, Träum Weiter!

Kunstverein Heppenheim

17 February – 10 March 2017

Solo exhibition. Opeing reception Friday 17 February, 6pm.

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