Jan Smeltekop

Jan was born in 1954 in Holland. He graduated Art academy in 1980 and has been a curious autodidact long after graduating. His art can be found all over the world, mainly in the hands of private collectors. With his signature style and experience combined with a youth-like curiosity he is continously evolving his style and methods.
Jan was nominated for the Royal Award for modern painting in 1984 and 1985. He lived, worked and experimented in an old pesticide factory in the 80’s

“I would describe my work as a focused visual quest to give form to the ambivalence of existence”

The Factory

In the 80’s, Jan lived in an old factory where he could focus on his art. Installations, environments and paintings. This was also the origin of his love for large paintings.