Filip Dujardin | (dis)location | ITSLIQUID

Filip Dujardin | (dis)location

Art | April 12, 2013 |

Filip Dujardin, D’ville 006 (2012), Ink Jet Print on Archival Pearl Paper, 61″ x 44″ | 155cm x 110cm

Filip Dujardin | (dis)location

In his new series of photomontages, Filip Dujardin pursues his mission of building an architectural augmented reality, its seamlessness between real and digital provoking a wonder about what is, what could have been and, perhaps, what should be.

Filip Dujardin, D’ville 001 (2012), Ink Jet Print on Archival Pearl Paper, 44″ x 44″ | 110cm x 110cm

(dis)location is composed of two bodies of work. The first series, “D’ville”, was photographed in the French coastal town of Deauville for the Photo Festival where Filip Dujardin was invited to establish a correspondence between his universe and Deauville. The second series, ”Guimaraes : Transgenic Landscape”, was photographed in Guimaraes for the 2012 European Capital of Culture. Dujardin was challenged to interpret the Guimarães area of northern Portugal through the cultural and architectural use of its landscapes, particularly in the light of a polarisation between city and rural populations.

Filip Dujardin, D’ville 005 (2012), Ink Jet Print on Archival Pearl Paper, 44″ x 27.5″ | 110cm x 70cm

In both of these landscapes, a rich history plays out in textured layers across centuries of assembly and accumulation. At his hand, the cities, and their iconic architecture, are transformed in a dreamlike concerto of walls erected, planted and inserted, rooftops pitched and deployed, and windows obliterated from memory. Dujardin sculpts space beyond the confines of an architectural reality. His manifestations negate gravity; they toy with the impossible, the improbable, and the absurd.

Filip Dujardin, Guimarães 003 (2012), Ink Jet Print on Archival Pearl Paper, 44″ x 43.3″ | 110cm x 110cm

The Belgian artist studied architecture history before turning his attention to photography in the nineties, yet his penchant for the built environment never subsided. Meticulously cataloguing images of buildings, urban space, and landscape, Dujardin has steadily amassed an inventory of photographic textures and gradients. It is from these collected elements that his fictional worlds begin. His constructions are ethereal, not physical, but the real coup is the eye’s deception – a painterly approach to light and shadow that tricks the mind into believing that the structured spaces could really exist.

more. www.filipdujardin.be

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Roger Eberhard | Human Territoriality

Art | July 8, 2020

“Human Territoriality” is a selection of Roger Eberhard’s photographs of former borders, around the globe and down through the course of human history. Some of these border lines have shifted over time, by only a few hundred meters or much more, due to climate change or man-made changes in the landscape, others have vanished with the fall of mighty empires on either side. Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: CANVAS |…

Calls | July 2, 2020

CANVAS is an International Art Fair that will present collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. ITSLIQUID Group, with an experience of more than 250 art exhibitions all around the world and twelve editions of international fairs, is proud to announce the debut of CANVAS - International Art Fair that will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. Read more


Vello Vinn: Interreflections

Art | June 24, 2020

The Kumu Art Museum hosts the exhibition Vello Vinn: Interreflections. The largest ever retrospective of the works of one of the most original Estonian graphic artists showcases the versatility and integrity of his oeuvre, displaying the imaginative imagery in Vinn’s prints, bookplates, illustrations and poster designs. The exhibition includes works by six younger artists who interact with Vello Vinn’s oeuvre through the means contemporary art. Read more


COVID-19 Protection Concept UK

Uncategorized | June 23, 2020

The health and safety of our staff and visitors are of predominant importance to ITSLIQUID Group. This Protection Concept governs how we intend to operate after Italy's lockdown has ended, the rules that will be applied inside the exhibition spaces and how these will be implemented in practice. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!