Florian Japp

Switzerland 1971

Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Video Art


Florian Japp
Florian Japp
January 3, 2016
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Florian Japp is a Berlin-based Swiss contemporary artist who explores the relationship between an object and its surroundings in his photographs, sculptures and video works.

His non-functional massive sculptures often in acid shades of bright originates from a personal observation of the puzzles in the environment. He confronts men’s nature to want to identify his surroundings with his often incomplete pieces. The artworks are named by number and each work is custom made. The observers are left astonished, losing themselves in Japp’s abstract puzzle objects.

Objekt 065

F.Japp - Objekt 065, 2013
Florian Japp – Objekt 065, 2013

Born in 1971 in the city of Zürich, the artist obtained his degree from the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, Germany in 1999. Since 1998 he has worked with sculptures and installation. Japp’s work has been included in many exhibitions and frestivals throughout Germany and beyond. His art was on view at such galleries as ROCKELMANN & gallery, Berlin; Galerie Open, Berlin; Städtische Galerie Bremen, Bremen; and Galerie Niedersätz, Berlin, to name a few.

Japp is represented by ROCKELMANN & gallery. His debut solo show at the Berlin gallery was Objekt 096, and it was on view from October 1 – December 5, 2015.

Objekt 096

F.Japp - Objekt 096, 2015
Florian Japp – Objekt 096 (detail), 2015

Florian Japp lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Images courtesy © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Objekt 096Galerie Rockelmann &, BerlinSolo
2015UnknownArcadia Unbound Funkhaus BerlinGroup
2015UnknownAtelierhof Kreuzberg, MashupGroup
2015Florian JappKunstraum St. Georgen, Wismar solo
2014Pulse Miami Beach, Rockelmann &MiamiGroup
2014Korean FilmfestivalClub ExGroup
2014UnknownMoving Image, IstanbulGroup
2014UnknownKreuzbergpavillon, BerlinGroup
2014Florian JappMutlu, Berlin solo
2013Pretending to have it all together...ROCKELMANN & Barbara Rudiger, BerlinGroup
2013Conversation with a StrangerBrusselGroup
2013INTRODUCTIONROCKELMANN &, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012Florian Jappphotola, Los Angeles solo
2012UnknownGalerie Open, BerlinGroup
2012Florian JappStädtische Galerie Bremen solo
2011UnknownFotofever, ParisGroup
2011UnknownKunstsalon, BerlinGroup
2011UnknownKreuzbergpavillon, BerlinGroup
2011UnknownLiechtensteinpalais, FeldkirchGroup
2010UnknownGanze-Teile, BerlinGroup
2010UnknownGalerie Open, BerlinGroup
2010UnknownConcent Art, BerlinGroup
2010UnknownGalerie Werkstadt GrazGroup
2010UnknownEast-West-Project, BerlinGroup
2008UnknownGalerie Werkstadt GrazGroup
2008UnknownGalerie Niedersätz, BerlinGroup
2008UnknownGalerie Elm75, BerlinGroup
2008UnknownOstrale, DresdenGroup
2008UnknownGalerie Open, BerlinGroup
2008ResidenzNomos-Glashutte Group
2007UnknownPunch+Soil, Seattle, USAGroup
2007Unknown49 Meisterwerke, RFA Galerie, BerlinGroup