It’s Day 246 and because I’m a little rundown and also working on other projects…painting for my high school art teacher, some new songs and writing, I decided to do something simpler today. A photography/decollage piece. I really like today’s artist. I made some mistakes regarding adhesives etc. but I got it done. 🙂 Please join me in honoring Jan Dibbets today.
Jan Dibbets (born 9 May 1941, Weert), is a Dutch conceptual artist.
In 1994, he was commissioned by the Arago Association to create a memorial to the French astronomer François Arago, known as Hommage à Arago. Dibbets set 135 bronze medallions into the ground along the Paris Meridian between the north and south limits of Paris.
Dibbets works are included in museums around the world, including the Stedelijk
Museum, Amsterdam, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, De Pont Gallery in Tilburg, and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.
Above is from wikipedia.
Dutch artist who works mainly with photography. Born in Weert. Trained as an art teacher at the Tilburg Academy 1959-63 and studied painting with Jan Gregoor in Eindhoven 1961-3. Taught art at a training college 1964-7. First one-man exhibition at Galerie 845, Amsterdam, 1965. Painted some abstract shaped canvases, then gave up painting in 1967.
Shortly afterwards visited London on a British Council scholarship and met Richard Long and other artists involved with Land art. On return to Holland, settled in Amsterdam and began to make ‘Plough Projects’, ‘Beach Projects’ etc., followed by his first ‘Perspective Corrections’.
Started in 1967 to use photography to create a dialogue between nature and cool
geometrical design by rotating the camera on its axis, taking series of photographs systematically increasing the shutter speed, etc.
Also experimented with videos, films and conceptual works. His exhibition in the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1972 established his international reputation. Lives in Amsterdam.
Above is from tate.org.uk online.
I hope you enjoy my piece. I used a stupid glue that bled through the paper…and I should’ve used photo paper as well. Oh well, I will agree to fail graciously with this one. I will see you tomorrow on Day 247 when I get back to painting!