2013 Transitory Landscape-Centraal Museum  

Central Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands

Jan Koen Lomans (Rotterdam, 1978) studied at the School of Fine Art and Design, St. Joost in Breda and Den Bosch and lives and works in Utrecht.
From a young age he has been fascinated by the different stages from life until death. That is why major themes such as transience, birth and re-birth keep recurring in his art. His early work is dominated by flowers in various stages of decay.

Lomans is continuously looking for new ways to not only depict this theme but also to make it palpable. During these searches he even thinks up new techniques and that leads him to exciting explorations, such as the ‘tufted installations’
In this way he applies surprising methods that really bring decay and transience into the spotlight.
For example, by using a laser to draw in polyester fabric. This method goes hand in hand with his abstract way of producing images. Step by step Lomans has left the literal rendering of subjects such as flowers behind him. He zooms in on the shape of the flower and sketches dream landscapes from the remaining lines. Lomans dishes out new images for us, as is appropriate in the historical tradition of abstract art. You would be right in saying that for Lomans art is a creative occupation.

Edwin Jacobs, Director Central Museum

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