The Fascinating Creations of Janec van Veen

On Saturday, I visited Janec van Veen’s exhibition in Teignmouth as part of Devon Open Studios. I urge anyone in the vicinity to visit if they can – a rare opportunity to see something unique and exciting in Devon. Janec’s ‘wondrous chimeric creatures’ are sometimes macabre, sometimes playful and charming, but always totally fascinating.

Janec’s work entitled Spiritus Mundi has just won this year’s artist’s prize of £500 in Teignmouth  T.R.A.I.L.


With a nod to Damien Hirst, his jewel encrusted skull reveals a pulsating moth beneath a heart-shaped aperture


The Manifest Suffering in the World is Inconsistent with the existence of an Omnipotent, benevolent God

Below, Janec’s most recent work, Light Bearer (Athene Prometheus)

Delicate and beautiful, the creature holds a tiny light within a real preserved dandelion clock


Light Bearer


Janec with his father, Lukas

Catch Janec’s show on Sept 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25 at Mere Haven, 28 Dawlish Street, Teignmouth, TQ14 8TB  01626 779232

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