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Jan Pieter Fokkens
Operation Crossroads: Baker, Pixelated Image of Declassified Military Testing

2019

US$1,600

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Operation Crossroads: Baker was the code name for pair nuclear weapon tests that took place in the Bikini Atoll in 1946. The declassified military photograph of that event is the subject of Jan Pieter Fokkens print. Fokkens uses this backdrop to reconstructed this image with individual hand drawn pixelated scans. Each tiny scan is placed according to its gradation of shading to recreate this scene. This is from a limited edition of 10 Piezography prints. Item shown mounted and framed is an exhibition print. We are selling the series unframed. Contact the gallery for framing options. Jan Pieter Fokkens Operation Crossroads: Baker, 2019 archival inkjet piezography print 39.5h x 75w in 101.60h x 193.04w cm edition 10 JPF034 [this artwork is sold unframed] ABOUT I believe there is a deep lineage between modern art and the digital image. In essence there is something foreboding about the way the history of images feeds upon itself. It appears as if reality and images are always competing to see which of the two can be the most unimaginable. My work functions as a bridge between my fascination of reductionist approaches in abstract art and the influence it has on the creation of algorithms that make digital representations of reality. Jan Pieter Fokkens received an M.F.A. from the National University of Ireland Galway Burren College of Art and a B.F.A. from Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, The Netherlands. His work has exhibited in Amsterdam at W139 and Galerie De Praktijk and he is represented by Gallery Victor Armendariz.

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