Jan-Ole Schiemann

  • , Phase Transition (RGB), 2018
    Phase Transition (RGB), 2018
    Ink and acrylic on canvas
    230 x 200 cm
    90 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches
  • , Hobbymusiker
    Ink and acrylic on canvas
    56 1/8 x 48 3/8 inches (framed)
    142,6 x 122,9 cm (framed)

Jan-Ole Schiemann

Born and raised in Kiel, Jan-Ole Schiemann studied Fine Art at Kassel Academy and later graduated under the teachings of Professor Andreas Schulze at Duesseldorf College of Art. Schiemann has become one of the most prominent young artists of his generation with shows in Seoul, New York and Los Angeles. 

Schiemann’s work oscillates between abstract and figurative elements, comic drawings and constructed surfaces, gray values and paint mist surfaces. As with classic cartoon production, he uses primarily black ink applied to unprimed canvas. Superimposing multiple transparent layers creates an unusual sense of depth. Each additional plotted layer breaks up the original context piece by piece and creates new relationships between the visible background and image foreground. The viewer is encouraged to actively move around the image, in order to comprehend this themselves. 

Jan-Ole Schiemann challenges the tradition of paint on canvas through collage-like techniques, constructing works of a psychological and playful nature.



  • Almine Rech at Art Brussels

    April 25 – 28, 2019

    Booth C35
    Tour & Taxis, Brussels

    Preview and Vernissage ( by invitation only) : April 25th
    Opening days: April 26 – 28 / 11 am - 7 pm

    Almine Rech is pleased to announce its participation to Art Brussels 2019.

    The gallery will present a highlight of works by Jan-Ole Schiemann and a selection of works by  Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Todd Bienvenu, Brian Calvin, Johan Creten, Genieve Figgis, Sylvie Fleury, Joseph Kosuth, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, Erik Lindman, Rudolf Polanszky, Matthieu RonsseTuri Simeti and 
    Tom Wesselmann. 

    Image: Jan-Ole Schiemann, Kavex12, 2019 - Ink, acrylics, oil pastel, charcoal on canvas - 112 x 92 x 5 cm (framed), 44 1/8 x 36 1/4 x 2 inches (framed) / © Jan-Ole Schiemann - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech.

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