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© Arjan Post


Arjan Post
Arjan Post

In my work I aim at exploring the surface of the architectural facade. My practice is based on an archive of pictures of facades that I took during walks in highly urbanized parts of cities, from which I make photo books and wall presentations. In my photographs the balance between depiction and abstraction is crucial; although in them facades are turned into geometric shapes by the use of reflections, perspective and framing, they never become completely abstract. The scenes in my photos often navigate between about to be completed and just having been abandoned. I try to frame in a way in which the city becomes omnipresent as I do not want to give an escape out of my pictures in terms of perspective by providing skies. I want to trap the spectator in a world that is alienated from the known world while at the same time I only show pictures taken in the real world. None of my pictures are works in themselves; both my books and wall presentations are a combination of photography, the added physical properties, the surroundings, and the title. In this sense I think my work shows a very strong resemblance to the facade as a concept.




Education

2013-2016 Photo Academy Amsterdam (Hons.)
2017-2021 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, B.A.

Exhibitions

2021 'Other Photographic Matters', Hilton Art Space, Rotterdam, NL

2020 'Memories That Lacked Significance', When Site Lost Plot, Amsterdam, NL
2020 'Other Photographic Matters', Hilton Art Space, Rotterdam, NL

2019 'Tipping Point' (Cooperation with Unseen) Circle Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2019 'WHAT THE PHOTO' Willem Twee Kunstruimte, Den Bosch, NL
2019 '... Iets met ruimte' Galerie Pictura, Groningen, NL
2019 'Vast Zand' (Cooperation with Art Rotterdam), Rotterdam, NL

2018 '... Iets met ruimte', Kunsthal 45, Den Helder, NL
2018 'Territory', Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
2018 'Vast Zand Gaat Los', (In context of Art Rotterdam), Rotterdam, NL
2018 'Salon d'Hiver', Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2017 'Rebirth', De Vasim, Nijmegen, NL
2017 'Out of Focus', Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2016 'Unframed' Photo academy graduating exhibition, Roest, Amsterdam, NL

2015 Watdajel Art Festival, Utrecht, NL