Jan has worked at Studio Sem since 2003 when he was awarded a yearlong residency by the Dutch foundation Utopa to work in Italy. His focus was and still is today, the torso. He experimented with a variety of stones including onyx and granite, using stones with bold veining or extravagant colour. With each successive trip to Pietrasanta his work became more minimal, abstract and elegant. The once round undulating volumes of his first torsos have become more geometric and linear with harder edges and flatter planes. His forms sometimes feel like a calligraphers brush, reinventing the figure with one single stroke. He exhibits frequently in Belgium and Holland, dividing his time between the latter and our new studio in Camaiore. He has successfully translated some of his more iconic sculpture into delicate, elegant jewelry using semi-precious stones, silver and gold with additions of diamonds. Jan is always surprising us with new forms combined with unique stones in his search for the essential.
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