Adam Jeppesen, Work #XXII (2084v4)

April 28, 2020
Adam Jeppesen
Work #XXII (2084v4), 2014
From the series Scatter
Archival inkjet print on rice paper 
Floated in a stained-walnut box frame.
44 x 41 cm (17 3/8 x 16 1/8 in)

£ 1,750 framed including VAT + delivery





In 2009, Adam Jeppesen embarked on a staggering 487-day uninterrupted and unaccompanied journey from the North Pole to Antarctica. This journey, entitled The Flatland Camp Project, was to become the inspiration for multiple series of works going forward.

With the Scatter series, Jeppesen looks back over archival images from his journey, searching for imperfections that the negatives acquired during the expedition and celebrates these defects rather than disguising them. These images appear incompatible with the idea of documentary and travel photography or the factual recording of a place. The compositions are not of the topography, but rather the dust, scratches and flaws that the environment and journey physically took on the negatives and equipment. The images themselves no longer bear resemblance to the location, but become abstract, as if from another world.


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