Jan De Cock

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Jan De Cock is considered one of the pioneers of monumental sculptures made in-situ. From his very earliest sculptures, he has been dealing with the theme of production and with the way an artist relates to the broad, culturally injected concept of modernism.

Jan De Cock’s output can be defined as an enterprise that expands over time, and in which progression is obtained by creating forms that generate fundamental meanings, far beyond notions of aesthetic splendor. De Cock constructs intricate systems of associations and references, as a montage of fragments. Each fragment within a work refers to another and contributes to the constitution of the oeuvre as a whole.

Hence, Jan De Cock belongs to a long tradition in which art is not seen as a generator of singular meaning, but as a producer of difference instead; his art visualizes alternatives by pushing the freedom of aesthetic discourse to its limits.

The artistic development of Jan De Cock, from total-installation to total-installation, reads like an Odyssey, a quest for ‘forms’. These forms are at once the ideal projection surface or support for his agile mental and intellectual discourse, and the core of his work.

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The Brussels Art_ Institute visiting Firenze and drawing Michelangelo


Master Sculptor Jan De Cock, Artist in Residence at Fort Liezele – Antwerp.

Exploring the monumental concrete structures of the 100-year-old Fort Liezele near Antwerp, Jan De Cock made use of the direct context to give shape to the concept of an untimely passage between past and future.
As artist in residence, Jan De Cock engaged in an intensive, materialized and romantic dialogue with the historical fortification over the course of nearly a year.
This resulted in the inevitable and radical creation of massive stills as heroic remains from the future.
In confrontation with the surrounding, ephemeral environment, the impressive structures of master sculptor Jan De Cock anchor past and future time and history in an unfinished singularity.

Upcoming events

Jan De Cock Network

Kuregem, Anderlecht

Everything For You

Everything For You is the generous title of a series of exhibitions in which Jan De Cock expands his work into new environments.

Utoyan Love

Sculpture Odyssey through Europe

Everything For You

Everything For You is the generous title of a series of exhibitions in which Jan De Cock expands his work into new environments.

Artist books

The Memorial Papers:
Everything For You , Mexico City, Grand Bigard, Kiev, Havana, Carrara, Hong Kong, Herford, Luxembourg, Firenze, Godarville, Decocksdorp, Brussels, Casablanca, Liverpool, Calais
Handbook, A Romantic Exhibition, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, curated by Johan Holten, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2012

Signed box containing

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #1 Saturation,
ISBN 978-90-209-6211-6
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #2 Spectacle,
ISBN 978-90-209-6283-3
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #3 Value,
ISBN 978-90-209-4713-7
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #4 Imitation,
ISBN 978-90-209-6109-6
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #5 Fanaticism,
ISBN 978-90-209-6129-4
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #6 Overcome,
ISBN 978-90-209-6158-4
Signed and framed photograph
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,
Special Edition created for
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
Denkmal isbn 9080842427, 2006
Tate Modern,
London 456 pages (sold out)
Denkmal isbn 9080842419, 2004
De Appel,
Amsterdam 556 pages (sold out)