Pieter Jennes

Biography

°1990, Mortsel
Lives and works in Antwerp

pieterjennes.com

°1990, Mortsel
Lives and works in Antwerp

pieterjennes.com

Solo exhibitions

2021

I can tell you stories, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, (BE)
Everybody's heard about the bird, PUBLIC Gallery, London, (UK)

2019

Tomorrow is so far away, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE
Opwaartse spuwende fonteinen en dwarrelende regen, AIP, Hoboken, BE

2018

I eat her lips and she eats mine, The White house Gallery, Lovenjoel, BE

2016

False nonsense, CIAP, Hasselt, BE

2014

Hark hark the dogs do bark, edition populaire, Antwerp, BE

Group exhibitions

2020

Danser Brut, Bozar, Brussels, BE
De Nacht, De Warande, Turnhout, BE'
L'heure bleue, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde & PLUS-ONE Gallery, Antwerp, BE
Investec Cape Town Artfair, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Cape Town, SA
Art Rotterdam, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde & PLUS-ONE Gallery, Rotterdam, NL

2019

Art Brussels, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde & PLUS - ONE Gallery, Brussel, BE
Coup de foudre, Belfius collectie, Art Brussels, BE
Art Rotterdam, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde & PLUS-ONE Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
Looking at the world through rose colored glasses, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE

2018

SOFT?, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE
Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp, BE
Red to brown, ABC klubhuis, Antwep, BE

2017

FRONT, Concertgebouw Bruges, BE

2016

False nonsense, CIAP, Hasselt, BE

2015

&co, CC Stroombeek, BE

2014

Hotel Charleroi 2014, Ville Basse, Charleroi, BE
DE KlEINE DINGEN, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, BE
A Poem a day, MuZee, Ostend, BE
Artists by night, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, BE

2013

‘The campus is sparkling and so are the arts', Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, BE

Awards

2018

Nomination Gavere prize

2012

Prize “Schildersprijs” for Painting of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts

2010

Proost de Barsy prize for Painting of the Royal Academy of fine arts

Artworks

Pieter Jennes
Cherish & love, 2021
Oil on canvas
170 x 200 cm

Pieter Jennes
Everybody: 'Who's that boy?!', 2021
Oil on canvas
150 x 180 cm

Pieter Jennes
Snackbar, 2021
Oil on canvas
200 x 190 cm

Pieter Jennes
I can tell you stories / Marché Dauphine, 2021
Oil on canvas
170 x 200 cm

Pieter Jennes
Untitled, 2021
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 cm
Framed

Pieter Jennes
A day in June, 2021
Oil on canvas
24 x 18 cm
Framed

Pieter Jennes
Lost and found, 2020
Oil on canvas
170 x 200 cm

Pieter Jennes
Hij lacht naar ieder man, die in het donker wel durft wat overdag niet kan, 2020
Oil on canvas
200 x 190 cm

Pieter Jennes
We zingen van ons jonge leven, 2019
Oil on canvas
145 x 175 cm

Pieter Jennes
Untitled, 2019
Oil on canvas
90 x 85 cm

Pieter Jennes
Untitled, 2019
oil on canvas
140 x 70 cm

Pieter Jennes
I wanna talk like you, walk like you, 2019
Oil on canvas
90 x 70 cm

Pieter Jennes
tomorrow is so far away, 2019
Oil on canvas
170 x 200 cm

Pieter Jennes
going extra miles for beauty, 2019
Oil on canvas
170 x 200 cm

Pieter Jennes
just easy as A.B.C, 2019
Oil on canvas
90 x 60 cm

News

L'heure bleue: group exhibition

Gallery Sofie Van de Velde and PLUS - ONE Gallery present ‘L’Heure Bleue’. L’heure bleue is the moment when the sun has set - artists/but the night has not fallen yet. The phenomenon of the blue hour … Continue reading

Press

Pieter Jennes graduated in Fine Arts from The Royal Academie of fine Arts, Antwerp, 2013 in painting and earned a post graduate degree in curatorial studies from The Royal Academie of fine Arts & University of Gent, 2014.

He works across sculpture and painting. His artworks
explores narratives of representation and becoming, as well as of inclusion and exclusion; and is particularly concerned with what are considered alternative historiographies.
Pieter Jennes' paintings are flat - meaning perspectiveless and two-dimensional -they are graphically and rudimentally elaborated with roughly sketched, simply presented figures, with a preference for a reduced color palette of brick red and matt turquoise. Jennes looks back on old and contemporary cultural phenomena and shows us a new, composed story in the form of paintings, sculptures and drawings.

Jennes often paints scenes that are reminiscent of folklore or
comic theater performances. His Dionysian dancers set up all possible faces. They wear masks of drunkenness, horror, boredom, or shame or apathy.

Serious and playful, hard and disarming, threatening and seductive. It is in the gaze of Pieter Jennes, it is the world of his paintings