Jiri Szeppan is a german writer, editor and painter born in 1966, his works have been acquired by Museums ,by numberous public Collections and can be seen at diverse exhibition halls all over the world.
"Jiri Szeppan combines the most personal expressions -- drawings, calligraphy, photography, collage -- with the most common materials gleaned at the Brussels flea market. As a curator, he handles all details of AJS Gallery exhibits, solo and with visiting artists, and traveling shows. In his own fine art practice he curates elements from memory, imagination to produce a profusion of artist books, paintings, sculpture, digital movies, and art installations/interventions."
Doug Millison / SF Curators / San Francisco/CA
"The most powerful work was in a studio whose brick walls are peppered,as if by gunfire, with trces of former installations. Pop--up Belgians- five contorted Bacon-like male figures made
of plywood and acrylic- performed a kind of ritual death dance. Once again a frightening vision of the world is associated with the toys of childhood."
Despite the heterogeneous nature of the show, the exhibition exuded and underlying obsession with violence, ideology, relationships, and decay - all filtered through the scarred lens of childhood. In some of Szeppan's works, the result can be comic most of the time, it is deeply disturbing.
Art-News / New York
short before his death, my friend Franz Froschmaier (far left) honored me with a surprise visit @ the october' 12 show of AJS gallery , thank you, Franz for so many rich years of sharing Ars Musica concerts , art-fairs and conversations with you sipping a Gin Tonic or two in the evening sun of Watermael .