Jan Kempenaers

 
I'm not tailgating, I'm drafting
32 p + C-print, 17 x 23 cm


Dun Briste, Downpatrick Head
30 p + C-print, 23 x 33 cm


Picturesque
80 p, 33.5 x 26.5 cm


Spomenik
64 p, 33.5 x 24.5 cm


Composite
72 p + C-print, 24 x 31 cm


Jan Kempenaers, Composite

Edition, published by Roma Publications, 2016
72 p, limited edition of 600 with a signed and numbered C-print.
24 x 31 cm
Roma Publication 278
In collabortion with the School of Arts Ghent.

Jan Kempenaers has been photographing urban and natural landscapes for over two decades. For this series of images, he applies the formal language of the documentary style, with its detached viewpoint emphasizing the isolation and desolation of the strange structures in the frame. This causes a heightened sense of inaccessibility in the viewer, a sense of alienation exacerbated by the alien nature of the structures themselves. What are these objects, who built them, and why? Interspersed are composite photographs Kempenaers has made by cutting details from the images and overlapping them, thereby creating darkly idiosyncratic renderings of the same subjects. 

Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843709


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