Jan Kopp

Born in 1970 in Frankfurt
Lives and works in Lyon

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Jan Kopp


Biography
Bibliography
Texts
Portfolio

Projects with Suspended spaces

Contacts
Instagram

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Selected works

2022
Ronce
Constellation ordinaire #11 (Après, la mer s’est evaporée
Cartons d'emballage épluchés (2013-2022)
Sojacargos (2019-22)

2021
Abstimmen

2020
Les yeux de la Sueille

2019
Après avoir retourné le champ
Utopia House
Geologies
Eplucher de multiples horizons
Corrida, Afrique, Piano à Queue
Restes bouclés

2018
Capital Fordlandia IV
Capital Fordlandia II

2017
Capital Fordlandia I
Constellation ordinaire #10
Constellation ordinaire #9, nid d'abeilles
Constellation ordinare #8, moules de plâtre
Produit Lave Vaisselle U Eco

2016
3 février 13h52 - 2016 Silo Temporaire
Constellation ordinaire #7 (Peinture d'histoire manquante)
Das Gebäude
Constellation ordinaire #6 (Paradis pas cher, Blumenwiese)
Constellation ordinaire #5 (Garonne)
Lunch Bag Painting 1-13 Un Souffle, une vapeur

2015
Constellation ordinaire #4 (le balancier)
Soulever le monde
Gespenster
Ville sur Mikado

2014
À 2000 mètres d'ici
Dessin pour soulever le Monde
Voile
Une première tentative de soulever le monde
L’Oeil du cerf volant

2013 
Courir Niemeyer
Grand Ensemble
Dessin pour grand ensemble

2012
Constellation ordinaire #2 (Panettone etc.)
Constellation ordinaire #1 (Le Monde)
Dessins automatiques
Plan

2011
Les balançoires
La courbe de la ritournelle

2010
Le Jeu sans fin
The House

2009
Le Tourniquet

2008
Mohammédia (le projet disparu)
La Parabole
Ungebautes

2007
Die Welt ist alles, was...

2006
Im Treibhaus
And This is only the beginning
L’ivresse du tigre
Les méchants sont tous morts en Europe

2005
La Tour

2004
Monstres (rep.),
Quelques Mouvement cycliques

2003
Changer Une Minute
Nowhere-Lands

2002
Dé-marche

2001
Toitoitoiropa,
Sannectamock
Exits (in res publica)

1998
News from an Unbuilt City
Musique de cheminées

1997
Le Jardin des choses nommées
Perfectly Strange

1996
Regarder les gens passer

1995
Männersachen
Mohn Pavot

1994
Das Mohnfeld am Potsdamer Platz

1993
La butte aux coquelicots 





Les yeux de la Sueille, 2020

Intervention in the public space.
Mirrors inlaid in rocks, large stones, trunks of dead trees, dry stone walls
In collaboration with the association Sur le sentier des lauzes. Hameau de La Coste / Saint-Mélany, Ardèche, France

“New work of the Sentier des lauzes, Les yeux de la Sueille are a little more than 200 small round mirrors placed by inlaying in rocks, large stones, trunks of dead trees, dry stone walls, near the river. Placed in constellations or in an isolated way, they are as many eyes which look at us, human beings. The walker who follows the Sentier des lauzes will never discover all of them. The little dots can be very close to him, integrated into the elements that compose and frame the path, but they can also appear in the distance, at times sending back bright flashes when the sun's rays reflect on them. At the point where the path crosses the Sueille River, these small dots appear in greater numbers, creating here and there concentrated and scintillating sets and reproducing a fragmented mosaic of the landscape that faces them. They "point" in a discreet way to the natural or man-made forms that make up this place from which emanates a singular aura, whose magic is reinforced by the artist's intervention. They bring together the sky and the earth and, by capturing our reflection, reveal us to be an integral part of nature”.
Presentation of the work by the association of the Sentier des lauzes

“A collaborative artistic project
The eyes of the Sueille are the result of a long immersion of more than two years of Jan Kopp in the landscapes of the Drobie Valley. At the beginning of this long-term residency, Jan Kopp created an installation at the Musée des Vans based on the objects kept in reserve, and rich in the stories they convey (exhibition "Geologies" in 2019). The work will be integrated into the museum's permanent collection in 2020, and after numerous exchanges with the active members of the association, he designed Les yeux de la Sueille. The installation on site was done in the same way: in a close and enthusiastic collaboration. Thus, the creative process evolved continuously, generating desires over time. As an integral part of the work, dry stone elements were made and assembled on site during a week-long bivouac with the association ELIPS, Écoles Locale Itinérante de la Pierre Sèche. Designed for the use of walkers, they echo the magnificent examples of built heritage located near the ford: levade, mill and béalière.” 





Views of the work in the public space
Photos: © Sur le sentier des lauzes