Adam Jeppesen - Error, Object, Structure: A Virtual Exhibition
Jeppesen’s works are the result of a solitary 487-day journey from the North Pole to Antarctica – called The Flatlands Camp Project. The images from this journey are of remote, rugged landscapes which are suffused with a sense of tranquillity, reflection and contemplation. Jeppesen’s work is a search for spirituality, which is found in seclusion, but it also addresses the materiality and transience of the photograph as an object. The journey has left visible traces and blemishes on the photographs.
An important aspect of Jeppesen’s work is his analogue and labour-intensive approach. His photographs are the product of physical challenge and experimental printing techniques. He abandoned his search for the perfect print in favour of accessible reproductive techniques and focusing on the technology of mass production. Coincidence, damage and imperfection are essential elements in his work. At a time when the image has become infinitely perfectible and reproducible, Jeppesen experiments with the photograph as a unique object that is subject to the forces of change, time and decay.
At first glance Jeppesen’s practice appears to be that of travel documentary, yet it challenges the boundaries between documentary and fiction, as well as redefining the traditional applications of analogue photography where he experiments with unconventional techniques in the printing process.
Jeppesen was nominated for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Prize and the KLM Paul Huf Award in 2009, the Prix Pictet in 2016 and is considered one of the greatest talents in contemporary Danish photography. He has exhibited at several international institutions including Foam (Amsterdam), C/O Berlin (Germany), Denver Art Museum (USA), Brandts (Denmark) and The National Museum of Photography (Denmark) as well as having work in their permanent collections. Black Box Projects is the exclusive representative of Adam Jeppesen in the United Kingdom.
Adam Jeppesen was born 1978 in Kalundborg, Denmark. The artist lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.