Jan van der Ploeg


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    About the artist

    Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    1959: Was born in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

    Jan van der Ploeg first began painting his geometric designs on the walls of buildings in his native Amsterdam. Since then, he has painted his motifs in hundreds of permutations at galleries and institutions all over the world. Using different combinations of common shapes, bold colors, and shifts in scale, his wall paintings invite viewers to experience spaces in new and dynamic ways.

    Was born in 1959 in Amsterdam, where he currently lives. He studied art in Amsterdam at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, and in London at Croydon College of Art. He has recently had solo exhibitions at House of Art, Budweis, Czech Republic (2007); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2006); and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague (2005). Recent group exhibitions include Contour at Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft, The Netherlands (2007); I Am Yours Now at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York (2006); and Later On We Shall Simplify Things at Centre Cultural Andratx, Majorca, Spain (2005). This is Van der Ploeg’s first museum exhibition in the United States.

    Source: Hammer Website


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