#155 Jan Dibbets

Jan Dibbets (b. 1941, The Netherlands)
Land and Sea Horizons, 2007

Yet another modality of non-verbal engagement with concepts. I guess, it operates on the level of pattern recognition that brings together unexpected things triggering some consideration of what meanings might be extracted of that particular likeness and difference. And again, meanings that do not have to (although they may) be verbalised.

I am playing quite a lot with photography, but only very recently realised that I did not seriously consider it as a part of my practice for real – not only as documentation or auxiliary process, but as artistic practice in its own right. That also has clear conceptual underpinnings. Dibbets’ work kind of ‘legitimises’ that approach for me, haha.

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