Jan Paul Evers Born in 1982 in Cologne | Lives and works in Cologne und Brunswick


Jan Paul Evers

Jan Paul Evers
Foto: M. Rick

The artist, Jan Paul Evers, a resident of Cologne, last exhibited in the Hamburg Deichtorhallen as a participant in the exhibition project, Gute Aussichten, which was dedicated to the artistic positions of young German photographers.

Although basically belonging to this genre, Evers’ work, however, distinguishes itself through the corruption of its very own parameters. Photo material from his own camera, from his cell phone, photographed pictures or stills from film sequences form the basis of his sketches. Evers gradually combines the individual elements together in the photo developing process in the darkroom until they become a clear and simple, at times also shadowy, composition. In the sense of the medium reflecting upon itself, they describe the development process of the image as well as result in the creation of a new picture. Hidden behind the often abstract image surfaces are countless pictorial spaces. Moreover, his method hardly tolerates repetition—the motifs are most often one-of-a-kind.

Evers sees the camera simply as a piece of equipment that, besides being another source of images, is an equal participant in the work. In this, the artist is operating in a wide-ranging artistic field of reference that can be linked to the experimental photography of the New Objectivity and other Modernism revisions as well as current issues of copyright and the criticism of authenticity associated with it.


2005 – 2010 Studium Freie Kunst an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Brunswick
2010 Diplom mit Auszeichnung mit seiner Arbeit "Modernismus fängt zu Hause an" bei Professor Thomas Rentmeister und Professorin Dörte Eissfeldt
seit 2010 Meisterschülerstudium bei Professor Thomas Rentmeister und Professorin Dörte Eissfeldt

Solo and Group exhibitions (selection)

2011 Gute Aussichten - Junge deutsche Fotografie, mit seiner Arbeit "Modernismus fängt zu Hause an", Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
2009 Ein loses Kontingent von Welt, Museum fĂĽr Photographie, Brunswick
Stand und Gestaltung, Kunstverein St. Pauli, Hamburg, und im Konsortium, DĂĽsseldorf
Der Schnitt durch die Oberfläche legt neue Oberflächen frei, Temporary Gallery, Cologne
2008 o.T., Mayerei, Karlsruhe
90-60-90, Galerie Gillian Morris, Berlin