Jan Pieter van den Bos

european artist


visual meditations on human life, the dis-cover the reality and every time thinking of things.

PANTINGS LA PASSION DE STYX


la passion de styx
prometeo
trojan walls
the odyssey
voyage de la vache du ciel
200x488 cm
200x244 cm
200x244 cm
200x244 cm
200x244 cm
200x244 cm
200x244 cm

122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

1122x122 cm

PANTINGS PROMETEO


la passion de styx
trojan walls
the odyssey
voyage de la vache du ciel

200x200 cm

200x200 cm

200x200 cm

200x200 cm

200x200 cm

200x200 cm

200x200 cm

200x200 cm


PANTINGS TROJAN WALLS


la passion de styx
prometeo
the odyssey
voyage de la vache du ciel

115x100 cm

115x100 cm

115x100 cm

115x100 cm

115x100 cm


PANTINGS THE ODYSSEY


prometeo
trojan walls
the odyssey
voyage de la vache du ciel

gouache on paper 75x75 cm

gouache on paper 75x75 cm

gouache on paper 75x75 cm

gouache on paper 75x75 cm

gouache on paper 75x75 cm

gouache on paper 75x75 cm

gouache on paper 75x75 cm

gouache on paper 75x75 cm

gouache on paper 75x75 cm


PANTINGS VOYAGE DE LA VACHE DU CIEL


la passion de styx
la passion de styx
prometeo
trojan walls
the odyssey


80x60 cm

80x60 cm

80x60 cm

80x60 cm

80x60 cm

80x60 cm

80x60 cm

80x60 cm


ATLANTIS DRAWINGS





TEXT La Passion De Styx



La Passion De Styx Presenting a research on thought and art, to the logos or exposition, narrated in the so-called 'fragments' of the 500 B.C. living, Ionian philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus in ancient Asia Minnor, king without subjects, first user of the term philosophy. Heraclitus is known by the statement 'one cannot step twice into the same river' [fr.91], 'war is father of all and king of all' [fr.53] and characterisations such as 'he coincidence of contradictions', 'hidden harmony', the wise is one alone' and the well known, panta rhei 'all things flow', by Plato. It is my desire, to visualize that what Heraclitus has to say in his logos, his discourse, his way of active thinking. To show, the potential of visual art to transfer knowledge and understanding, where feelings and thoughts are inseparably intertwined with the image of the work, and make clear that the image on itself, understood as a symbol, can be accesible for the thinking eye. That which unites people in their perception of reality is the underlying unity of nature, the world and cosmos, even unification of all opposing principles where mortality and immortality are reconciled, which is what the Heraclitean logos is trying to say. De war of opposites, cosmic fire, the divine wisdom as a framework within which life and death, war and peace, day and night can be understood as unity. This logos, is inherent in the nature of language, the structure of the psyche and in the universal principle by which all things are as they are. For Heraclites the first subject is not the physical world, but the human condition, the reality of our mortality, which by its participation in the eternal life cycle of nature and also by its capacity to master this pattern in cognition, the structure of the psyche unlimited [fr.45] 1. Our language is focused on clarity, on clarity of expression, my research itself, as the prose of Heraclitus, is inevitably allusive and indirect, in the hope to bring some minds in a reflective mood, focusing on paradox, enigma and pluralism, toying the image. As the lord whose oracle is in Delphi neither declares nor conceals, but gives a sign. [Fr. 93]. Using te Greek underworld rivers as leitmotif and metaphor for the research , not proposed as barriers crossed by wilted and wavering people from the land of shadows, but by radiant living women and man, models of 'deathlessness' and the eternal. For me, a way of viewing so to speak from the outercircle to the center, varying positions, to force entries, determine viewpoints, to wake the streaming Heracletean logos. The image as the source of language and ... eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears. [Fr.101]. 1 Kahn, The art and Thought of Heraclitus.

TEXT Trojan walls



Trojan walls You could engage in a dialogue with a literary past, intertextuality. In contrast I propose a form of intervisuality, the transformation and reinterpretation of the fine arts from the past. "Trojan Walls" is inspired by the documented, world-famous at the time, but no longer existing paintings by Polygnotos. The paintings lack a straightforward external motif, they merely hint at topics such as landscape or architecture, without being it. Subject or source of inspiration is, without directly pointing at it, intertwined within the complete work. By means of concentration and reduction, spartan, powerful and compelling shapes inside a slow, almost static structure, dramatic quality and an allusion of depth, through which a sense of suspense may arise. But also lines and threads, torn out of their context, useless, aimlessly connecting and round or spot like, sometimes wispy shapes seemingly flung away as uncalled-for frivolities almost, looming like icebergs in the Mediterranean Sea. The paintings are fa?ade-like, obscuring, unrevealing, camouflaged like bricked up holes in a wall, the shapes often distorted or a little lopsided, stripped of any possible smooth aesthetics. Instead one perceives the remains, the relics of previous appearances, tracks, quotations, images, drenched with the beauty of a ruin, of a past civilization. Hence new promises, new insights, the promised land after the calm of oblivion, history refurnished for the goddess of oaths, "La passion de Styx".

Jan Pieter van den Bos



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SOME EXHIBITIONS



1952 / 's- Gravenhage
opleiding: Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten te Den Haag
enkele tentoonstellingen:
2005 St-Jans kerk Gouda
2007 International Print Exhibition Tokyo
2008 museumgoudA Gouda
2008 Museu Nacional Imprensa Porto
2008 Nagasaki Peace Museum Nagasaki
2008 Galerie Cocteau Nagasaki
2009 Stadsmuseum Woerden
2010 Galerie B Tokyo
2012/2013/2015 Galerie de ouverture Cadzand
2016 Zilverkamer Appingedam
2017 Bierumer School
2018 Groninger Culturele Ambassade Leeuwarden

werk in collectie:

Galerie Prentkunst Gouda
Kunstuitleen Gouda
Kunstuitleen Maassluis
J Schouten
Sakimi Art Museum Okinawa
Groningen Seaport