Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Jan Kopp

Born in 1970

Lives and works in Lyon

Represented by Galerie Laurence Bernard, Genève

“Jan Kopp is a multi-faceted artist. His works include videos, drawings, sculptures, installations and performances, and he is also known as a lecturer, set designer and dance teacher. His focus on plastic and visual qualities results in composite and poetic works made to induce an active perception of time and space. No matter the aesthetic world they belong to, they predominantly tend to make the possibilities of individual positioning tangible by suggesting appropriations of space, prompting specific ways of using objects, encouraging movement, shifting our outlook, or generating the use of a new language… They question the public space, the common place (in the literal sense) and the notion of “togetherness”. Each of them is an experience that involves the circulation and exchange of words, the fleetingness of a physical presence both unique and common, and the existence of a community.” […]

Excerpt from Ungebautes, by Olivier Grasser, La courbe de la ritournelle exhibition catalogue, Abbaye de Maubuisson, contemporary art site of the Conseil départemental du Val-d’Oise, Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône, Éditions Filigranes, Paris, 2012.
Translated by Lucy Pons, 2019

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.