Jan De Cock

Jan De Cock is considered one of the pioneers of monumental sculptures made in-situ. From his very first 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 aesthetical splendour. De Cock constructs intricately complicated 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 true 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.

History Jan De Cock


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Upcoming events

Everything for you , Madrid

19.02.14 – 23.02.14
Arco Madrid: Jan De Cock
Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo

Everything for you , Beijing

Everything for you , Los Angeles

Curated by John Welchman

Jan De Cock Network

Artist Studio


Stefanie Callens
a tout vent. vzw
August Gevaertstraat 15b
B-1070 Brussel
T +32 2 521 07 75


Valery De Smedt
Atelier Jan De Cock
August Gevaertstraat 15
B-1070 Brussel
T +32 2 520 89 75

Artist books

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)