Jan Holthoff. No. 2. pigment, acrylic on canvas (2013)
From the Frozen Gestures series
Jan Holthoff will be awarded the prestigious Douglas Swan Art Award in a ceremony to be held in Bonn, Germany in October this year. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Jan. Presently, Holthoff has embarked on a new series of paintings called Frozen Gestures. Please take a look. These are risky new paintings. They are still rooted in a concourse with landscape that has put Jan on the map in Germany in the past ten years. But the frozen gestures series brings his approach to a whole new level, and closer to the discourse of "abstraction" that vexes the Bushwick art scene. These canvases come straight from the scene of the crime!