/// JAN VOSS (Born in 1936) ///
"Modern Jazz Quartet"
Handsigned in pencil by the artist. Numbered in pencil on 200 proofs.
Size without margins: 76x55cm.
Paper size: 84x64cm.
/// Biography of JAN VOSS ///
Jan Voss, born October 9, 1936 in Hamburg, is a German painter, watercolourist, sculptor, ceramic artist and printmaker living in France.
Jan Voss flees the family home and ends up in Turkey hitchhiking. He will stay there six months. Her father sends her a train ticket home. He then enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich where he studied from 1956 to 1960. It was the drawings he brought back from Turkey that enabled him to take the academy's competition.
In 1960, having obtained a scholarship to spend a year abroad, he chose to come and live in Paris. From 1960 to 1972, he exhibited regularly alongside other artists belonging to the Figuration narrative group. In 1964 he produced a series of drawings which he called La Vie parisienne and made his first personal Parisian exhibition at the Galerie du Fleuve.
Based between Paris and Berlin, he taught from 1966 to 1967 at the Hamburg School of Fine Arts. In 1987, he was appointed professor at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, where he taught until 1992.
His work tries to account for a daily reality by inventing little stories in his canvases which feature animals and characters. He adds, superimposes everyday objects, animals, plants, silhouettes of men and women.
His work is gradually moving away from the influence of Narrative Figuration. His works, "drawn in a line", are saturated with black signs and watercolor lines. From the 1980s, he added new materials to his works and made small sculptures (totems, stacked cubes, etc.). (Source Wikipedia)