Jan Wattjes

Jan Wattjes (1981, The Hague) work consists of paintings, drawings and video’s often combined in architectural or sculptural installations, referring to the process of painting, painters and their artistic environment. His exploration of the history of painting in combination with his own experiences has resulted in series like The Artist’s Studio, I as Painter, My artistic Family and The Mobile Studio.
His most recent series explores 'The White Cube', the concept of a gallery space.

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Jan Wattjes (1981, The Hague, the Netherlands) work consists of paintings, drawings and video’s often combined in architectural or sculptural installations, referring to the process of painting, painters and their artistic environment. His exploration of the history of painting in combination with his own experiences has resulted in series like The Artist’s Studio, I as Painter, My artistic Family and The Mobile Studio. His most recent series explores 'The White Cube', the concept of a gallery space.

 

Jan Wattjes received his Bachelor Degree from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague and graduated in 2010 from FMI Masters in Groningen, the Netherlands. He was awarded the Buning Brongers Prijs 2010 and was nominated three times for the Royal Award for Painting. He was also second finalist in the Dutch TV series De Nieuwe Rembrandt.

Livingstone gallery represents the artist since his first solo show in 2009. In 2010 he was presented at the Playstation of Fons Welters Gallery Amsterdam. His work is included in the collection of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and many private collections in the Netherlands and abroad.

 

Jan Wattjes

Born 1981, The Hague, the Netherlands
Lives and works in The Hague

 

Education

2008-2010   MFA Painting, Frank Mohr Instituut, Groningen

2004-2008   BA Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague

 

Exhibitions

2017 Amsterdam Art Fair, Livingstone gallery (double solo with Raquel Maulwurf)

2017 Prospects & Concepts (Mondriaan Fonds), Art Rotterdam

2017 Art Rotterdam, Livingstone gallery

2016 Swap Berlin Den Haag: Inside Outside, C+K Galerie Berlin (double solo with Raquel Maulwurf)

2016 Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam

2016 Off the Wall, Livingstone gallery, The Hague (solo)
2015 Overoverschilderij, De aanschouw,  Rotterdam
2015 Kurni Kurato, Leise Jenius,  Berlin

2015 Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Livingstone gallery

2015 The Living Painter,  Koornmarktspoort, Kampen (solo)

2014 Johan Buning, zijn tijdgenoten en een selectie uit de prijswinnaars 1966-2014, Henriette Polak Museum, Zutphen

2014 Art The Hague,  Livingstone gallery

2014 Ontmoeting Den Haag Leipzig Begegnung, Tapetenwerk, Leipzig 

2014 The oval office (Tim Breukers en Jan Wattjes), Stichting ruimtevaart, The Hague

2014 Prospects & Concepts (Mondriaan Fonds), Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam

2014 We like art, Art Rotterdam

2014 Raw Art Fair, Livingstone gallery, Rotterdam

2014 The loneliness of the modern man, Livingstone Gallery, The Hague (solo)

2013 Art The Hague, Livingstone gallery, The Hague 

2013 WE LIKE ART @ WESTERGASFABRIEK, Amsterdam 

2013 Ondertussen: Ejderkan A. Tastekin en Jan Wattjes, Stroom, The Hague 

2013 Nieuwe Uitleenschatten in de Der Aa-kerk, eerste presentatie, CBK Groningen, Groningen 

2013 KunstRAI, Livingstone gallery, Amsterdam 

2013 De schilder, het werk en het atelier (Groeps), Grote kerk, Veere  

2013 Face the Face, Livingstone gallery, The Hague

2013 Synecdoche City, Pulchri Studio, The Hague

 

2012 Secret Postcards, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

2012 De Nieuwe Rembrandt (Uitzending Gemist), De Korenbeurs, Schiedam

2012 Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam 

2012 De schilder, het werk, het atelier, Presentatieruimte Caesuur, Middelburg (solo)

2012 Salonlöwen im Kleinformat, C+K Unterwegs, Berlin 

2012 Hugo Tieleman en Jan Wattjes, Livingstone gallery, The Hague

2012 Nearly There, Nest, The Hague

2012 In Vetrina, Stichting Ruimtevaart, The Hague

2012 De nieuwe Rembrandt, Metis-NL, Amsterdam 

2012 Statue of a Painter, Livingstone gallery, The Hague (solo)

2012 Mourning Papers, Uhm Collectief, The Hague

2012 On the road again, Livingstone gallery, The Hague


2011 Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst, Koninklijk Paleis op de dam, Amsterdam

2011 Project Room: Hugo Tieleman en Jan Wattjes, Livingstone gallery, Den Haag

2011 Panoramaal, Stichting Ruimtevaart, Den Haag

2011 Art Amsterdam, Livingstone gallery, Amsterdam

2011 PULSE New York, Livingstone gallery, New York City

2011 My Artistic Family, Livingstone gallery, Den Haag (solo)


2010 Im Walde, Stichting Ruimtevaart, Den Haag

2010  Buning Brongers prijzen 2010, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

2010  We like 6%, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam

2010  Interrupted Landscapes, The Champion Gallery, Austin Texas

2010  Vier Positionen der MFA Painting, Burg Kniphausen, Wilhelmshaven

2010  Rock, Paper, Scissors, Livingstone gallery, Den Haag

2010  Art Amsterdam, Livingstone gallery, Amsterdam

2010  I as Painter, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (solo)

2010  The painter is a hero, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

2010  PULSE New York, Livingstone gallery, New York City

2010  Once Mohr, Defka Campis, Assen


2009  Sweaty Handshakes,  Praediniussingel 59, Groningen

2009  Und auf deinem Kopf sitzt eine Qualle und lacht, Gallery untitled, Berlin

2009  Fresh Paint, Livingstone gallery, The Hague (solo)

2009  Tomorrow's Graduates Now, Frank Mohr Instituut, Groningen


2008  Royal awards for painting, GEM Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

2008  21 In The Mix, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague

2008  Untitled: Artists in building, former KPN building, The Hague

2007  Expo +, King Kong Gallery, The Hague

 

Awards / Nominations

2016 Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst (nomination)

2013 Startstipendium Mondriaanfonds

2013 Stroom PRO Invest 

2012 Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst (nomination)

2011 Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst (nomination)

2010 Buning Brongers Prijs (award)

2008  Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Shilderkunst (nomination)

2008 Goedman Prijs (award)

 

 

overview

Gagosian gallery London
200 x 150 cm
Paula Cooper Gallery II
120 x 150 cm
CFA Berlin II
180 x 160 cm
Weserburg Kabinett, Bremen IV
150 x 200 cm
Cecilia Jaime Gallery, Gent II
125 x 140 cm
Akinci Amsterdam
150 x 200 cm
Special Editon The White Cube Concept
24 x 30 cm
Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NYC
30 x 40 cm
Vigo Gallery, Londen
30 x 40 cm
Untitled
275 x 205 cm
Kein Platz
40 x 50 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte
150x120cm
Studio Berlin
30 x 40 cm
Galerie Eigen + Art
24 x 30 cm
Wall of Pictures
165 x 220 cm
Sebastian Horsly
140 x 125 cm
My artistic family
165 x 220 cm
Zonder Titel (Schilderkunst)
210 x 280 cm

Publications