Jan van der Ploeg: Lyrics

Jan van der Ploeg, Painting No.1606, Untitled (detail), 2016, Acrylic on linen, 28 x 22.5 inches, 71 x 57 cm, #JVDP25.jpg

November 5 - December 17, 2016

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present Jan van der Ploeg: Lyrics. This is the Amsterdam-based artist’s third solo exhibition at the gallery and it will feature a new large wall painting alongside a suite of new, small-format acrylic paintings on linen.

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Julian Dashper & Friends, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Julian Dashper

Julian Dashper & Friends
City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
December 5, 2015 - April 25, 2016

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John Nixon and Jan van der Ploeg in The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

John Nixon and Jan van der Ploeg in The Kaleidoscopic Turn,  National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

The Kaleidoscopic Turn brings together works by artists working with colour, light, sound, movement and space. Drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and featuring a number of recent acquisitions, The Kaleidoscopic Turn resonates with references to various artistic legacies of the 20th century from Op art to colourfield painting, offering a range of multi-sensory experiences including immersive installations, kinetic sculptures, video art, works on paper and painting in its diverse and expanded forms.

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Jan van der Ploeg and Tilman in SOON……., La quincaillerie van der Eycken, Brussels, BE

Jan van der Ploeg in SOON......., La quincaillerie van der Eycken, Brussels, BE

SOON......, a group exhibition curated by SNAP Projects and presented at La quincaillerie van der Eycken in Brussels, Belgium.

Artists include: Greet Billet, Gaëlle Choisne, Johannes Girardoni, Nadia Guerroui, Clemens Hollerer, Perrine Lacroix, Jan van der Ploeg, Ninakarlin Prinz, Vivien Roubaud, Benjamin Sabatier, Jean-Baptiste Sauvage, Cédric Teisseire, Tilman, and Sebastian Wickeroth.

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Julian Dashper, John Nixon & Jan van der Ploeg in The Smoothing of Things, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

Julian Dashper, John Nixon, and Jan van der Ploeg in The Smoothing of Things, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

Among these eleven artists a ‘smoothing’ operates. It operates differently whether thick and buttery or applied in slickly layered glazes. The painter’s attentiveness, whether pressing, rubbing or sealing over warp and weft or board, creates an intimate relation between their touch and our being touched.

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Jan van der Ploeg in A Couch to Match the Painting, Nieuw Dakota Centre of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jan van der Ploeg in A Couch to Match the Painting, New Dakota Centre of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam

German art historian Walter Graskamp discredited the painting above a sofa 'as an unrelenting human need. "Modern art seems to have broken every taboo in the course of its history, but there is still one that people are reluctant to mention. It is a genre that is ridiculed in public, but secretly enjoyed – the couch painting."

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Dark Matter: Jan van der Ploeg, Oliver Guy Watkins & Edward Collinson, Boetzelaer|Nispen, London, United Kingdom

Jan van der Ploeg

To explain gravity and the expansion of the universe physicists have come up with the theory of Dark Matter. Supposedly it makes up 83% of our universe although not even the finest of instruments can see, touch, smell, taste or hear it. Dark Matter in the arts refers roughly to the same principle. It is the part of the artwork that’s suggested but which is not there for the viewer to see. The three artists in Dark Matter all have their own methods of ‘suggesting’.

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MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca: Panorama de 31 artistas internacionales, Multiple Cultural Venues, Oaxaca, Mexico

Jan van der Ploeg, Wall Painting No. 329 Tribute, 2012, Acrylic on wall, 476 x 3260cm; Installation view at Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca Juárez (IAGO), Oaxaca, Mexico

Organized by artists Matthew Deleget (New York) and Emi Winter (Oaxaca), the exhibition MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca: Panorama de 31 artistas internacionales features 31 reductive artists from around the world associated with MINUS SPACE in Brooklyn, New York.

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Sugar Mountain, Galerie Van Den Berge, Goes, The Netherlands


Participating Artists: Clary Stolte, Richard van der Aa, René van den Bos, Iemke van Dijk, Brent Hallard, Henriëtte van 't Hoog, Dirk Jan Jager, Peter Luining, Els Moes, Jan van der Ploeg, Machiel van Soest, John Tallman, Tilman, Vosenvanderveen, Jan Maarten Voskuil, Guido Winkler

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Frank Ammerlaan: UNLIT, PS projectspace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Frank ammerlaan - ps projectspace

In January 1999, PS projectspace started in the living room of artist and founder Jan van der Ploeg. After more than 12 years of exhibitions organized at home, the project space moves to the studio building of Jan van der Ploeg at the Madurastraat 72, in the East part of Amsterdam.

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De Wand De Ruimte, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, The Netherlands


Jan van der Ploeg, Wall Painting No. 318: GRIP, 2011 120 x 690 inches Acrylic on wall Opening June 19, 2011 The Modnriaanhuis in Amersfoort, The Netherlands presents De Wand De Ruimte, featuring wall paintings by Guido Nieuwendijk, Mark van Overeem, Jan van der Ploeg, and Tonneke Sengers.

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Crisp & Shout, Galleri Kant, Esbjerg, Denmark


Installation view, works by Lars Breuer (left) Untitled, 2007 Lacquer on canvas 24 x 24 inches Inverse Diamond, n.d. Lacquer and floor paint on canvas 24 x 16 inches June 10 – July 16, 2011 Galleri Kant presents the exhibition “Crisp & Shout” featuring the works of artists Lars Breuer, Ruth Campau, Terry Haggerty, Michael Mørk, and Jan van der Ploeg.

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Art & Stars & Cars, Daimler Art Collection, Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

daimler art collection - install view

Installation view. May 10 – September 25 2011 The first special exhibition of the Daimler Art Collection to be held in the Mercedes-Benz Museum (built by UN Studio), which first opened its doors in 2006, showcases key exhibits from the collection as well as new work commissioned by renowned international artists in various thematic stages – integrated into the company’s history on a floor area of 16,500 m². The exhibition will also include numerous works […]

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Jan van der Ploeg: All Systems Go!, Introducing Gerold Miller, Heimo Zobernig, and Beat Zoderer, Galerie West, Den Haag, The Netherlands


Installation view. February 25 – March 26, 2011 Geometrical art takes on many forms and meanings. Sometimes a geometrical work of art is well defined in space, primarily the sculptures which originated within the sphere of minimal art. They possess an almost authoritarian, monolithic quality and relating to if not actually defining the space they’re in. The paintings by Jan van der Ploeg (1959, Netherlands) are not concerned with finite composition and can be thought […]

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Jan van der Ploeg, Passerelle Contemporary Art Center, Brest, France

jvdp passerelle

Facade by Jan van der Ploeg Each year, the Passerelle Contemporary Art Center in Brest, France selects an artist to realize a project using the facade of its building. This year, Jan van der Ploeg has created a monumental work that aligns itself with geometric abstraction while exploring the optical effects of color. The mural will be on view until August.

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Back to Basics: Festival international d’art non-objectif, Moulins de Villancourt, Pont de Claix, France

back to basics

Installation view February 14 – April 5, 2011 Artists include: Pam Aitken (au) Christoph Dahlhausen (de) Caroline de Lannoy (be/uk) Matthew Deleget (us) Daniel Göttin (ch) Billy Gruner (au) Brent Hallard (jp/us) Clemens Hollerer (a) Andrew Huston (us) Sarah Keighery (au) Roland Orépük (fr) Charles Payan (fr) Jacek Przybyszewski (pl/fr) Paul Raguenes (fr) Giles Ryder (au) Sato Satoru (jp/fr) Karen Schifano (us) Bogumila Stroja (pl/fr) Tilman (de) Richard van der Aa (nz/fr) Jan van der […]

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Riposte: Four Responses to Abstraction, Stedelijk Museum’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands


Installation view February 26 – May 15, 2011 Marius Lut, Jan van der Ploeg, Esther Tielemans and Evi Vingerling How does the most recent generation of Dutch painters relate to the tradition – now stretching back a hundred years – of abstract painting? Can they make this idiom – rendered powerful and unambiguous by its clear forms and long history – their own, so that viewers find something in them other than repetition? Marius Lut, […]

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Und 6: International, Schwartz Gallery, London, United Kingdom


Billy Gruner, Punk Painting – Sound Installation, 2010 October 15 – November 7, 2010 Curated by Billy Gruner of SNO in Sydney, Jan van der Ploeg of PS in Amsterdam and Tilman of CCNOA in Brussels. UND 6 – INTERCONTINENTAL is a group show of international artists exhibiting at Schwartz Gallery working within what could broadly be described as non-objective contemporary art. Organised by artists-curators Tilman, Jan Van der Ploeg and Billy Gruner, it is […]

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Julian Dashper featured in publication Can I Come Over to Your House: The First Ten Years of The Suburban


Click to purchase from Golden Age The Suburban, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam’s Oak Park based art space celebrates it’s 10th anniversary with an encyclopedic compendium of it’s long history. Introductory essays by Forrest Nash and Michael Newman & design by Jason Pickleman. Artists: Kevin Appel, Vasco Araujo, David Hullfish Bailey, Mike Banicki, BANK, Stephen Berens, Cindy Bernard, Walead Beshty, Dike Blair, Gregg Bordowitz, Keil Borrman, Andrea Bowers, Yvette Brackman, Troy Brauntuch, Ralf Brög, Alex […]

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Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM

Installation view of Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2010

September 18 – October 16, 2010

MINUS SPACE is very excited to announce the solo exhibition Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM. This is the Amsterdam-based artist’s second exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a site-specific painting installation.

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Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life

Texts by various artists, Julian Dashper: It Is Life, MINUS SPACE, August-September 2010

August 7 - September 4, 2010

MINUS SPACE is honored to announce the memorial exhibition Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life. The exhibition marks the one-year anniversary of the New Zealand artist's death and it will feature a single work by Julian entitled Future Call, as well as written tributes to him by more than 70 artists internationally.

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Dutch Connection, Hebel_121, Basel, Switzerland


Installation view with works by (l-r) Jan Maarten Voskuil, Evi Vingerling, Marius Lut, Geeske Bijker, Tonneke Sengers June 12 – August 7, 2010 Participating Artists: Steven Aalders, Linda Arts, Geeke Bijker, Rene van den bos, Jasper van der Graaf, Jose Heerkens, Arjan Janssen, Ditty Ketting, Klaas Kloosterboer, WJM Kok, Marius Lut, Jan van der Ploeg, Tonneke Sengers, Evi Vingerling, Jan Maarten Voskuil

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Jan van der Ploeg and Thom Pluckey: The Prato Project, Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art, Prato, Italy

jvdp_prato project

Works by Thom Pluckey and Jan van der Ploeg May 29, 2010 – January 9, 2011 On Saturday 29th May 2010 the Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art is inaugurating THE PRATO PROJECT, a joint personal exhibition by the artists Thom Puckey and Jan van der Ploeg. The exhibition, promoted by the Regione Toscana and the Comune of Prato in collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Italy, with the contribution of the Fondazione […]

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Jan van der Ploeg: Wall Painting No. 277, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand


Jan van der Ploeg, Wall Painting No. 277 Untitled (Dignity), 2010 Acrylic on wall 714 x 2304 cm A regular visitor to this part of the world, it is more than a decade since Jan van der Ploeg’s paintings have appeared at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. As a component of the Open Hang exhibition (1997), van der Ploeg was invited to select an artwork from this Gallery’s collection to go alongside a series of […]

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Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and Other Planes of Activity, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO


Brad Killam & Michelle Grabner, Inside Trip, 2009 Silverpoint, wood, metal, enamel February 27 – April 10, 2010 White Flag Projects presents Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity, with artwork by Greg Bogin, Elizabeth Bryant, Anne Eastman, Ib Geertsen, Grabner/Killam, Jean Painleve, Jan Van Der Ploeg and Jonas Wood. The exhibition is curated by Michelle Grabner. Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue published by […]

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Julian Dashper, Daniel Göttin, Tilman & Jan van der Ploeg in Composite Visions, Centre d’Art Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland


Daniel Göttin, Transformer 2, 2008 After 2step, minimalpop, Painted Objects, Double Exposure, A Bit O’ White, My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, Yo, Mo’ Modernism, With Your Eyes Only, COMPOSITE VISIONS is the ninth touring group exhibition organized by CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium. Since its last theoretical stance as a sublime yet powerful art form, creating a new -ism and ironically also stating the end not only of painting but possibly also of visual art in […]

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