Born 1978 in Belgium. Lives and works between Rome, Warsaw and Brussels.
Jurgen Ots' work, lingering on the border between sculpture, installation and printing, is generated under the Alchemist motto Solve et Coagula, dissolve and coagulate, break down and reassemble. The resulting visual language consists a physical, tactile aspect stemming from the treatment of ultimately tangible material on the one hand and a representation of ephemeral elements on the other. These opposing parts enter into a dialogue in order to form an illusionary synthesis in a psychological context. Through repetitive actions and extensive ways of manipulation, exploring the boundaries of the image, the material is transformed and worn out into an image that is no longer a representation but a frozen object in time. Between other venues, his work has been exhibited in Witte de With (NL), Extra City Kunsthall (BE), Brussels Biennial (BE), Fundación Botín (ES), MASS MoCA Massachusetts (USA), Stereo (PL) and Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi (DE); he is represented by Elisa Platteau and Galleria Zero.