- ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
With his new exhibition Scatter – New Color Works Adam Jeppesen continues his uncompromising exploration of the limits of photography. The exhibition showcases a number of new works that hover between vernacular mass-product and unique precious object.
Travel and isolation are integral parts of Adam Jeppesen’s life and artistic work, but even though the imagery behind the works in Scatter stems from his travels, the result is very far from the realistic recording of the world one would normally expect from travel photography. What we encounter in these works does not seem to be a journey out into the world but rather a journey into and an exploration of the artist’s gaze; an exploration of scattered visual elements that intentionally or by accident has arrived on Jeppesen’s negatives. Sometimes these take the form of concrete subjects, landscapes or objects he has seen, but just as often, he chooses to focus on small technical defects such as scratches in the negative or light leaks that he plucks from the picture and encapsulates as a precious relic of memory.
Adam Jeppesen describes the works in Scatter as an attempt to isolate the atmospheric melancholy in his photographs and present it in itself, independently of any specific content that would usually guide the viewer’s understanding of the individual photograph.