Photo London 2022: Stand SP2
Black Box Projects is delighted to be returning to Somerset House for Photo London 2022, taking place 12 – 15 May. This time around the gallery will be presenting a collection of new and never-before seen works from Adam Jeppesen’s Tanks series.
In his Tanks series, Jeppesen transfers the cyanotype technique to the three-dimensional. Further pushing the limitations of what is considered a photograph, Jeppesen suspends cyanotype-printed silk in clear mineral oil inside a glass tank. This delicate material is stretched and anchored by strings to create a floating, intricate, three-dimensional object. These works are alluring and melancholy in their solitude, harkening back to Jeppesen's earlier work with landscape photography. Tanks demonstrates the beginning of Jeppesen's departure from a strictly photographic practice, and his move into three-dimensional and sculptural works.
An important aspect of Jeppesen's practice is his analogue and labour-intensive approach. Abandoning the search for the perfect print in favour of accessible reproductive techniques and mass production, his works are the product of physical challenge and experimental printing techniques. Coincidence, damage, and imperfection are essential elements throughout his oeuvre. 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 and decay.
Adam Jeppesen, born in 1978 in Kalundborg, Denmark, first gained international recognition with his "Wake" series, which was published in 2008 by Steidl in book format. In 2009, Jeppesen was nominated for both the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and the KLM Paul Huf Award. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is present in the collection at the Denver Art Museum (USA), the Danish Arts Foundation, the National Public Art Council in Sweden, the National Museum of Photography in Denmark, as well as in numerous private collections. Adam Jeppesen lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Find us on stand SP2 in the Discovery section.