Painting: Man in a Box

"I am confronted, more and more, by the strange, complex and fascinating riddle of ambiguity. No one is what he seems to be," says Californian Jan Stüssy. "I am obsessed by parables, riddles, codes, analogies, symbols, signs, and ideas which begin: What if ... ?"

Obviously, Jan Stüssy, 46, is a man in a box. But happily for him, he is also a painter who has found in art "the only compass I can use to find my way." Along the route, he has managed to have 27 one-man shows, with paintings in...

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