Jan Kopp | Constellations ordinaires #4 | Galerie Laurence Bernard
A shape-shifting artist, Jan Kopp enjoys capturing the micro-moments of our existence in which both beings and objects escape, in the space of a short moment, their destiny or function. It's in this imperceptible interval between two phenomena that the artist constructs his work.
Far from confining balance to merely its physical properties, Jan Kopp also examines the phenomenon from the angle of perceptive psychology, as an ensemble of fired clays of variable sizes testifies. Suspended or arranged in the manner of an inventory, these rounded objects seem to come from an archaeological dig, belonging to an archaic age. However, with their title of Gespenster (spectres), the installation leaves room for questioning and explores the fine line that separates the poetic from the worrisome. The more we look at them, the more the supposed archaeological vestiges come to resemble a military arsenal. Amphoras or shells, primitive sculptures or war missiles, Jan Kopp blurs his tracks and in their wake delivers theorists of the form, a demonstration of the existence of the preconscious aspects that influence our perception of the world. (...)