HomeJan de Bruin ( Delft, 1977) graduated from the film department at the Dutch art-school St. Joost in Breda in 2002. Since his graduation he has devoted himself to making personal short documentary videos.
Via documentary short films Jan de Bruin creates a psychological mirror of everyday life. He usually records people in urban situations, engaged in interaction with each other. He thus explores the boundaries between film and art, as well as between reality and fiction. In transcending these clichés, the films aim to show us ourselves. This may even be a revolt against post-modernism. The works are shown at many national and international film festivals as well as in traditional art spaces.
Jan has made commissioned films within the dance, design and visual arts fields.
Jan de Bruin also works in photography. Making the melancholia of urban nightlife visible.