Jan van der Ploeg
Jan van der Ploeg (b. 1959) studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and lives and works in The Netherlands. His work is both mischievous and pragmatic, adapting familiar forms such as the handle cut-out of moving boxes into abstract forms such as his well-known 'grip' motif. These motifs are repeated, inverted, and assembled into striking graphic patterns for paintings and large-scale wall paintings. Often utilising spaces of transitions – corridors, laneways, stairwells – van der Ploeg’s wall paintings dramatise sites of public and private space.
Jan van der Ploeg has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, at institutions including The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), the Daimler Chrysler Foundation (Berlin), Gemeentemuseum (The Hague), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Konsortium (Dusseldorf), PS 1 Contemporary Art Centre MoMA (New York), Centre d’Art Neuchatel (France), Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art (Brussels), and Dunedin Public Art Gallery (Dunedin).
Van der Ploeg is founding director of PS, a highly-regarded exhibition space and program based in Amsterdam. Committed to new abstract and conceptual art, PS aims to provide a platform for the work of upcoming international artists in an environment that exists between the conventions of an artist-run space and commercial gallery.
Maria CruzJulie FragarMatthys GerberChristopher HanrahanLucina LaneTodd McMillanSarah MoscaJonny NiescheJohn NixonJan van der PloegElizabeth PulieKoji RyuiGemma SmithNicola SmithJelena TeleckiBrendan Van HekOliver Wagner
10 September - October 9, 2021
17 April - May 15, 2021
25 November - December 19, 2020
14 April - May 12, 2018
19 January - February 4, 2017
4 - December 20, 2014
Hany ArmaniousMatthys GerberJohn NixonMikala DwyerMaria CruzAnne-Marie MayA.D.S. Donaldson & Andreas ExnerSylvie FleuryKerrie PolinessJohn ArmlederOlivier MossetAndreas Reiter RaabeGail HastingsTony SchwensenPaul SaintGerold MillerDiena GeorgettiMelinda HarperRuark LewisJohn SpiteriJan van der PloegJulia GormanJames LynchDavid GriggsElizabeth NewmanRobert PulieSimon BarneyPeter WüthrichTim SilverMary TeagueHuseyin SamiRachel ScottOscar YanezElizabeth PulieStephen BramRose NolanKoji RyuiGemma SmithSimon DennyMatt HinkleyJohn NicholsonChristopher HanrahanJulie FragarJustin TrendallMoya McKennaRon AdamsSandra SeligJamie NorthTodd McMillanJonathan ZawadaJustene Williams
13 March - April 17, 2014
6 - July 30, 2011
23 September - January 31, 2010
B & W
11 June - July 10, 2010
16 April - May 1, 2010
23 November - December 15, 2007
25 May - June 30, 2007
John ArmlederSydney BallMaria CruzJulian DashperA.D.S. DonaldsonMikala DwyerSylvie FleuryDiena GeorgettiMatthys GerberJulia GormanMarco FusinatoAnne-Marie MayOlivier MossetJohn NixonAndreas Reiter RaabeTony SchwensenJan van der PloegJustene WilliamsPeter Wüthrich
29 November - December 6, 2003
2 - May 26, 2001