a special "chinese" edition of  BDW Brussels about Jiri in 2006
a special "chinese" edition of BDW Brussels about Jiri in 2006

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.

Brigid Grauman,
Art-News / New York

pure anaglyph draw images , in large prints , 3-D Books  and more in this show at AJS Gallery, Brussels
pure anaglyph draw images , in large prints , 3-D Books and more in this show at AJS Gallery, Brussels
an entire show about gambling, named after one exposed "bandit" : play to win" , Videoinstallation, C-prints and paintings
an entire show about gambling, named after one exposed "bandit" : play to win" , Videoinstallation, C-prints and paintings
 based on found photofootage , covered with transparent layers ( scetches & paint ) + a mechanical beach theatre (right)
based on found photofootage , covered with transparent layers ( scetches & paint ) + a mechanical beach theatre (right)
Jiri Sazeppan presenting the AJS Gallery project at the San Francisco Curators Salon 2011  at Madrone Studios , 15 th street
Jiri Sazeppan presenting the AJS Gallery project at the San Francisco Curators Salon 2011 at Madrone Studios , 15 th street
Open Doors in May with Jazz, Cremant and a family bufett in the galleries backyard, on show : new books & paintings
Open Doors in May with Jazz, Cremant and a family bufett in the galleries backyard, on show : new books & paintings
Junkyard knifes &scrapbook lives with Doug Millison, El Cerrito . presenting our book project to the public in october 2011
Junkyard knifes &scrapbook lives with Doug Millison, El Cerrito . presenting our book project to the public in october 2011
the american congress and an impressive scaled down submarine masterpiece on show at Graf& Partner , Frohnleiten
the american congress and an impressive scaled down submarine masterpiece on show at Graf& Partner , Frohnleiten
Ajs official opening drink 2008 , introducing Jiri Szeppan's paintings
Ajs official opening drink 2008 , introducing Jiri Szeppan's paintings
the travelling BESITO cinema on show at de Markten, Brussels + (on the right) the DVD collection containing 99 movies
the travelling BESITO cinema on show at de Markten, Brussels + (on the right) the DVD collection containing 99 movies
Auxarmes , a frightening collection of welded weapons by Jiri Szeppan, after returning from many years and shows in Germany
Auxarmes , a frightening collection of welded weapons by Jiri Szeppan, after returning from many years and shows in Germany
this one gets you linked to the Art-Fairs , basically Switzerland and Belgium  with paintings , books and animals
this one gets you linked to the Art-Fairs , basically Switzerland and Belgium with paintings , books and animals
Jiri Szeppan Studio with Plaubel Peco / Super Angulon
Jiri Szeppan Studio with Plaubel Peco / Super Angulon

In Memoriam Franz Froschmaier

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 .

opening of "anaglyph"  on june 9 th, 2013 , the show is dedicated to anaglyph drawings & digital works
opening of "anaglyph" on june 9 th, 2013 , the show is dedicated to anaglyph drawings & digital works
 Coming soon : prepare to receive a pair of Anaglyph spectacles at the gallery door for Jiri Szeppans new Stereo show  in June 2013!!
Coming soon : prepare to receive a pair of Anaglyph spectacles at the gallery door for Jiri Szeppans new Stereo show in June 2013!!
people gathering around the microbook-robots ! playtowin exhibit at AJS gallery Brussels, Rue Charles Meert 57, Belgium
full view and more pictures about this show on the Gallerys blog Jiri Szeppan Daguerre showcase at AJS gallery , 57 Rue Charles Meert, 1030 Schaeerbeek , just in front , the "mammouth stinson beach theatre" (motorized)
open door at AJS Gallery in October , enjoying a drink with friends of AJS Gallery we share the outdoor life with Rue Charles Meert too, thanks to the generous bottle from our neighbours !!
open door at AJS Gallery in October , enjoying a drink with friends of AJS Gallery we share the outdoor life with Rue Charles Meert too, thanks to the generous bottle from our neighbours !!
Doug Millisons Junkyard Knife Book in front just before opening doors !the legendary Junkyard knife show powered by Doug Millison & Jiri Szeppan at AJS Gallery Brussels and Madrone Studios, San Francisco
AJS Editors printing again: here its Pierre Vanhulles "la joconde"  (2012 )
AJS Editors printing again: here its Pierre Vanhulles "la joconde" (2012 )
scrapbook edge show 2010at AJS together with Doug Millison , CA
scrapbook edge show 2010at AJS together with Doug Millison , CA
opening of AJS gallery in 2007, the invitationcard featured a vintage photograph from the 'tatouages' show in 2004
opening of AJS gallery in 2007, the invitationcard featured a vintage photograph from the 'tatouages' show in 2004
printing the El Cerrito bug edition on a Zokei press summer 2012
printing the El Cerrito bug edition on a Zokei press summer 2012