ABOUT

Jörg Langhans became a painter in an urgency of expressionism. When faced with the threat of being redundant and in a “hemorrhage” of revolt, he turned to a slower, more intimate approach to painting. After a series of self-portraits in 1993, he arrived at a fragmented view of the face in which the eye and the mouth became essential elements. These have remained recurrent configurations in his work.The statement is clear: “From that moment on, for me, the picture became the symbolic space of a dreamed coherence.” His painting becomes more metaphysical, the theme of vanity appears more obviously and everything seems revitalized by growing, organic elements, symbols of the universal cycle.

FRENCH VERSION

Then followed the series Dermis Dom and Refuges, Figures de renouveau, Voyageurs immobiles, Mains pour voir, Ecorces and Portraits wherein « the form in its fullness stretches endlessly toward formlessness. »* For 25 years, the themes that mark his itinerary not only testify to torn-apart man but also to his wonderment at his surroundings. Peter Sloterdijk says: “We must be torn apart by something beyond ourselves in order to think.” Looking at Jörg Langhans’ work we understand that the same is true for painting.

*José Angel Valente

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 JÖRG LANGHANS Born in Bonn, Germany, 1966

1999-2000 Participating member of the art section of Casa de Velàzquez, Madrid, Spain
1998-1999 Scholarship from the City of Paris to Casa de Velàzquez, Madrid, Spain
1991 Graduate of l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris, France

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Constellation pour un visage,  Château de Poncé, France
2014 La vie est un songe, Galerie Vieille Du Temple, Paris, France
2013 Homme-Paysage, Le Loft Sévigné, Paris, France
2011 État des lieux (25 ans de peintures), Galerie Bruno Mory, Besanceuil, France
2009 Des mains pour voir, Galerie Nathalie Gaillard, Paris, France*
Le voyageur immobile, Galerie Nathalie Gaillard, Paris, France
2008 Avant-mémoires, Galerie Bruno Mory, Besanceuil, France
2007 Le voyageur immobile, Galerie Bruno Mory, Besanceuil, France*
2005 ST’ART, One-man show, Galerie Nathalie Gaillard, Strasbourg, France
2004 ART PARIS, One-man show, Galerie Nathalie Gaillard, Paris, France
2003 L’Illusion retroussée, Galerie Nathalie Gaillard, Paris, France*
2002 Apophyse, La ferme du Couvent, Torcy, France
2001 Dermis Dom, Galerie Bruno Mory, Besanceuil, France*
2000 Vanitas, Canto Liquido, Casa de Velàzquez, Madrid, Spain*
1996 L’Art dans les chapelles, Chapelle de Saint-Samson, France*
1995 Galerie Gloria Cohen, curated by Benoit Shapiro, Paris, France*
1991 Galerie Sabrina Grassi, Paris, France

Galerie Urbis, Amiens, France
1990 Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (abbreviated)
2016 
Artistes de la galerie, Galerie Bruno Mory, Besanceuil, France.
Passion partagée,  Galerie La Forest Divonne, Brussels, Belgium
Exposition de groupe, Galerie La Forest Divonne, Paris, France
2014 LE MUR,  la collection Antoine de Galbert, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France*

7 en 14, Galerie Vieille Du Temple, Paris, France
2008 Du vent dans les branches, « Art Sénat », l’Orangerie, Paris, France*
« Art Paris », Galerie Nathalie Gaillard, Paris, France
2006 L’Autoportrait, Galerie Bruno Mory, Besanceuil, France
2005 Biennale d’Issy-les-Moulineaux, France*
2004 Un Artiste, Un espace, Galerie Bruno Mory, Besanceuil, France

Univers Partagés, Galerie Nathalie Gaillard, Paris, France
2003 Passions, Galerie Bruno Mory, Besanceuil, France
2001 Villa Lemot (La Garenne-Lemot), Institut Français de Lisbonne
2000 X Certamen de Pintura de la UNED, Madrid, Spain (Prix d’acquisition)*

Artistes de la Casa de Velàzquez (itinérante) : Casa de Velàzquez, Madrid,Institut de France, Paris, France
1999 Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
1998 Le Mythe d’Icare, Espace l’Estran, Paris, France

Artistas Europeos con Lorca, Centro Cultural Lorca, Bruxelles, Belgium
1996 Propos d’Artistes II, Fondation Coprim, Société Lefranc & Bourgeois, Paris, France
Abbaye de l’Epau, Le Mans, Musée de Louviers; Palais des Congrès, Saint Etienne, France*
1995 Paysages de la Mémoire, Fondation Coprim, Paris, France*
1994 L’Autoportrait ou le Miroir Eclaté, Fondation Coprim, Paris, France
1993 Des Années 80 à nos jours, Fondation Coprim, Paris, France
L’Autre Regard, Galerie de l’Assemblée Nationale, Paris, France
1991 Vème Edition de SAGA, Galerie Sabrina Grassi, Grand Palais, Paris
1989 Gravures d’Atelier, Centre Albert-Channot, Clamart, France
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Artothèque Caen, France
Artothèque de Mulhouse, France
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Casa de Velàzquez, Madrid, Spain

Collection UNED, Madrid, Spain
Collection Lefranc & Bourgeois, Le Mans, France
Mairie de Valdpeñas, Jaén, Spain
* Exhibitions with catalogue