Skip to content
Jan Pleitner

Photo: Andrea Stappert

Jan Pleitner creates striking and expressive abstract painting driven by subconscious thought. Often painted in short bursts of time, or even marathon single sittings, the works are full of movement and energy, with jolting lines pulling the eye up and down the canvas. Pleitner’s highly physical approach to painting sees him scrape through layers of paint as readily as he builds them up, resulting in a highly tactile canvas. His deep colour palette is lively and mercurial, with elemental patches, streaks and lines bleeding into one another and jostling for space aggressively, but not inharmoniously. Imbued with symbolic properties, they point towards a synesthesiac sensibility. 

 

Jan Pleitner lives and works in Germany.

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2019
oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm / 23.6 x 31.5 in 

Inquire

Jan Pleitner 
Quetzalcoatl, 2019
oil on canvas
180 x 140 cm / 70.9 x 55.1 in   

 

Inquire

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2019
oil on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

 

Inquire

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2018
oil on canvas
240 x 140 cm / 94.5 x 55.1 in   

 

Inquire

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2018
oil on canvas
240 x 140 cm / 94.5 x 55.1 in   

Inquire

Jan Pleitner
Untitled, 2018
oil on canvas
230 x 160 cm / 90.6 x 63 in   

 

Inquire

Jan Pleitner 
Entering the morphogenetic field, 2016
oil on canvas
253 x 497 cm / 99.6 x 195.7 in   

 

Inquire

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2015
oil on canvas
300 x 200 cm / 118.1 x 78.7 in   

 

Inquire

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2015
oil on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

 

Inquire

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2014
oil on canvas
150 x 135 cm / 59.1 x 53.1 in   

 

Inquire

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2015
oil on canvas
160 x 190 cm / 63 x 74.8 in   

 

Inquire

Jan Pleitner 
Das grūne Enigma, 2014
oil on canvas
220 x 160 cm / 86.6 x 63 in   

 

Inquire

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2019
oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm / 23.6 x 31.5 in 

Jan Pleitner 
Quetzalcoatl, 2019
oil on canvas
180 x 140 cm / 70.9 x 55.1 in   

 

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2019
oil on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

 

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2018
oil on canvas
240 x 140 cm / 94.5 x 55.1 in   

 

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2018
oil on canvas
240 x 140 cm / 94.5 x 55.1 in   

Jan Pleitner
Untitled, 2018
oil on canvas
230 x 160 cm / 90.6 x 63 in   

 

Jan Pleitner 
Entering the morphogenetic field, 2016
oil on canvas
253 x 497 cm / 99.6 x 195.7 in   

 

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2015
oil on canvas
300 x 200 cm / 118.1 x 78.7 in   

 

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2015
oil on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

 

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2014
oil on canvas
150 x 135 cm / 59.1 x 53.1 in   

 

Jan Pleitner 
Untitled, 2015
oil on canvas
160 x 190 cm / 63 x 74.8 in   

 

Jan Pleitner 
Das grūne Enigma, 2014
oil on canvas
220 x 160 cm / 86.6 x 63 in