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Jan Muche

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Jan Muche
1975born in Herford, East Westphalia
1992-95Apprenticeship as a lithographer
2001-05Studied painting under Prof. K.H. Hödicke, University of the Arts, Berlin
200-06Master student under Prof. K.H. Hödicke, University of the Arts, Berlin
2008-09Lectureship at the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin-Weißensee
2010-11Lectureship at the Berlin-Weißensee School of Art
2011Visiting professor for painting at the Chinese-German Art Academy Hangzhou, China
 lives and works in Berlin
 Solo exhibitions (Auswhal)
2020Jan Muche, Art Association Bamberg, Bamberg
Jan Muche - Farbtrakt, Schlichtenmaier Gallery, Dätzingen Castle, Grafenau, Germany
2019Jan Muche - Open up, lines, widths, Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin
2017Jan Muche, House at Lützowplatz, Berlin
Jan Muche - Black Gap, KV Family Montez, Frankfurt a. M.
2016Jan Muche, Krefeld Art Association
2015Jan Muche - excavation and import, Kunstverein Ulm
Jan Muche - Repeater, German Workshops Dresden Hellerau
2013Jan Muche, Spazio Aquardo, Rome, Italy
Jan Muche, Opere Scelte, Turin, Italy
Jan Muche, GALLERIA INTERNO 18, Cremona, Italy
Jan Muche - Compressor, Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy
2011Jan Muche - Magazine, Kunstverein Oerlinghausen, Oerlinghausen, Germany
Jan Muche - The Construct, Kunstverein Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany
2009Jan Muche - Orient, Por Amor à Arte Galeria, Porto, Portugal
Jan Muche - Buona Guarigione, Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy
2006Jan Muche - that supports itself in itself, Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh e.V., Gütersloh
 Group exhibitions (selection)
2020Marta, Herford
Semjon Contempoary, Berlin
Torrance Art Museum, Torrance California
2019Schaufenster, Berlin
Schlichtenmaier Gallery, Stuttgart
Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
La Estation Arte contemporaneo-leac, Chihuahua, Mexico
Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, Dresden
Esproceda Center for Art, Barcelona, Spain
Uferstudios, Berlin
2018Cold Storage Berlin
Kunsthalle Taunusstein
2017Kunstverein Untergröningen
Kunstverein Duisburg
KV South School, Viersen
2016Uferhallen Berlin
Kunstverein Gütersloh
2015Goa Center for the Arts, Althino, Panaji, India
Deutsche Bank Turin
Studio d` Arte Cannaviello, Milan
Kulturforum at the Altenkamp, Schloss Holte - Stukenbrock
Kunsthaus Essen, Essen
Sculpture Performance Art Gudenau, Wachtberg
Shop Window, Berlin
2013Artspace RheinMain, Offenbach
Show Window, Berlin
Hipp Hall Gmunden, Gmunden
Werkschauhalle, Leipzig
Kunstverein Weiden, Weiden
2012Schau Fenster, Berlin
New Pfaffenhofen Art Association, Pfaffenhofen
C&K on the move in the airspace, Berlin
b-05 Art and Culture Center, Montabaur
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Green Papaya Art Projects, Quezon City
Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, Johannesburg
2011Art Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
CAS / Contemporary Art Space, Salzburg, Switzerland
Blank Projects, Cape Town
orth für aktuelle kunst, Offenbach, Germany
Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Company, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Uferhallen, Berlin
Kunststiftung Poll, Berlin
Project Space German Artist Association, Berlin
Gloria Berlin, Berlin
2010Anhalt Picture Gallery, Dessau
Dominican Church Art Gallery, Osnabruck
Kunstverein Hörnum e.V., Hörnum (Sylt)
Loop, space for contemporary art, Berlin
Painting Pop Up Show, New York City, NY, USA
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2009Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock
Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, Hubei
Uferhallen, Berlin
2008Por Amor à Arte Galeria, Porto, Portugal
Kulturforum Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany
2007Kunstraum Klosterkirche, Traunstein, Germany
Rostock Art Gallery, Rostock
Municipal Art Gallery Mannheim, Mannheim
2006UdK Berlin KUNSTKABINETT, Regensburg
UdK Berlin, Offenbach Network, Offenbach
Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy
 2005University of the Arts Berlin, UdK, Berlin
 2003University of the Arts Berlin, UdK, Berlin
Inspired by Constructivism at the beginning of the 20th century, Jan Muche deals with spatial utopias whose tradition reaches back to Vladimir Tatlin and further to Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Muche enlivens these ideas with his own colorful visual language, which draws on elements of photography and Pop Art as well as the aesthetics of digital image processing, which he transfers into his paintings of acrylic, ink, and occasionally boat paint or even ash. Some housing-like object sculptures take up the theme of illusory architecture. In addition to his abstract spaces and scaffolded scenes, the work also includes figurative representations. These include portraits of poets, portraits of illustrious personalities, and figurations that allow plenty of room for narrative associations. Complex, ambiguous characters are crucial in the selection of people, most of whom are taken from the media. The constructed, sometimes unwieldy world, which also appears in the background of the figurations, underlines the impression of a multi-layered reality that cannot always be penetrated. Formal repetitions of certain pictorial zones in other works and the sometimes woodcut-like impression in the details of the rulings are intentional and, in contrast, aim at the just apparent comprehensibility of the world. 
Schloss Dätzingen / D-71120 Grafenau
T + 49 (0) 70 33 / 4 13 94
F + 49 (0) 70 33 / 4 49 23
Opening hours
Wednesday – Friday 11 – 18.30
Saturday 11 – 16
or by appointment
Kleiner Schlossplatz 11 / D-70173 Stuttgart
T + 49 (0) 711 / 120 41 51
F + 49 (0) 711 / 120 42 80
Opening hours
Tuesday – Friday 11 – 19
Saturday 11 – 17
or by appointment

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