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