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Jan Kempenaers

2 ruins


At first sight Jan Kempenaers' landscape photographs appear to the straight-forwardly photographic, but the more one looks, the more they reveal themselves as conceptual rather than optical or retinal pieces. They are powerfully mute images of semi urban-places. His photographs are much more than vernacular, pictorial ideograms. They speak powerfully to the post industrial condition, they speak of the technologised human subject in whatever geographical context.


2 ruins
Dead End
Melting Glacier
Niest Point
Spomenik #1
Spomenik #2
Spomenik #3
Gap
House
Replica
Crane
Hotel
Scenery
View
Hiroshima #12
Kure #7
Miyajima
Tokyo #8
Antwerp #2
Sarajevo #1

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