Jan-Hendrik Pelz's works are mainly situated in the field of oil painting. Many of his works take on the medium itself or put the medium to the test. Pelz's artistic position moves across borders between media, whereby painting and conceptual approaches are fused with performative elements. Among the key starting points of his work are the search for strategies to unveil new ways of image composition, the engagement of the artist as creator, as well as heteronymous influences on the artistic process. The themes in the field of performance and video art revolve around social processes, the integration of urban space as well as its residents, the employment of familiar formulas and their alienation as well as the examination of the self with regard to the observer’s reflections. Work on individual series and bodies of works, some of which are created in collaboration with a team, often extends over a long period of time. Almost always, several pieces are worked on simultaneously. Jan-Hendrik Pelz currently lives and works near Stuttgart.
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Born in Filderstadt / Germany
2007 - 2015:
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, (Art Academy Stuttgart) Germany.
Studied with Professor Mike Bouchert and Christian Jankowski
Scholarship of the city Schwäbisch Gmünd, Szekesfehervar, Hungary.
Erasmus Scholarship, Hochschule für Kunst und Gestaltung Basel, Switzerland
Jan-Hendrik Pelz was taking part at numerous international exhibitions. He lives and works in Germany.