Jan Holthoff

No. 28, pigment, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 in. 2013.
From the series, Frozen Gestures

Since his show The Chemical Landscape with us in October 2012, 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 vexing discourse of "abstraction."

Jan Holthoff was awarded the prestigious Douglas Swan Art Award October 2012. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to him.

artist's website
Holthoff at Martina Kaiser, Cologne, October 2014
The Chemical Landscape, catalog (pdf download 656 KB)
Read the catalog essay here, October 2012
The Chemical Landscape, archive

No. 2 pigment, acrylic on canvas, 75 x 59 in. 2013.
From the series, Frozen Gestures

Photo: Rafael Fuchs 2011

Jan Holthoff studied Visual Arts at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany under professors Gerhard Merz, Helmut Federle, and Herbert Brandl. He completed his diploma in 2008, and was awarded master student status (Meisterschüler) by Herbert Brandl in the same year. He lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany and in Brooklyn, NY.