Jan Van Imschoot

°1963, Ghent (BE) – lives and works in Noncourt-sur-le-Rongeant (FR)

Jan Van Imschoot is internationally known for his intimate, enigmatic works from the early 1990s and his recent large-scale, historically inspired tableaux.

Van Imschoot belongs to a generation of artists who laid the foundations for the critical reappraisal of figurative painting during the 1990s. Among his peers, Van Imschoot’s work occupies a unique place due to the profound art-historical awareness from which he paints. He approaches contemporary subjects such as gender, identity, war and peace from inspiration sources such as Dutch 17th- century painting, the work of Tintoretto, Caravaggio and especially that of Edouard Manet, the archetypal peintre de la vie moderne.

Besides the classical history of Western painting, film and literature also serve as important pillars in Van Imschoot’s creative universe.

(courtesy of S.M.A.K.)


Jan Van Imschoot
Jan van Imschoot. Courtesy of Schamper

Jan Van Imschoot exhibited in Belgium as well as internationally, in institutions such as S.M.A.K., Ghent; Dusseldorf Kunstpalast; Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Fondazione Volume!, Rome; M HKA, Antwerp; and Fondazione Prada, Milan.

Jan Van Imschoot is represented by the following gallery;
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Galerie Templon, Paris / Brussels

You can also see a lot of Jan Van Imschoot’s work on his own website.

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