Size print: 30 x 30 cm
Technique: K3 Ultrachrome Print on 240 grs ILFORD Photo Glossy Paper
Editon: 10 different prints, each in an edition of 20 copies, numbered and signed.
Price: no. 1 – 10 € 195,-. for each print; no. 11 – 20: € 225,-
Illuminations. Coloured Plates – Rob Nypels
In 2009 the Amsterdam photography museum Huis Marseille was the first institution to devote attention to the new work by Dutch photographer Rob Nypels (1951) with the remarkable exhibition ‘Only Gaze a While Longer‘. Nypels lives and works in the Massif Central in the Auvergne region of France. He takes his surroundings as the starting point for a series of landscape photos that are innovative, especially in their imagery. He doesn’t want to record nature as something to absorb from a distance, but as something that you experience from within. In his experiments he explores the landscape, using the soft quality of the portrait lens to have it run together into an abstract and colourful whole. In ‘Illuminations’ – a title taken from the collection ‘Les Illuminations’ by the French poet Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) – Nypels shifts his attention from the natural landscape to the urban space, in which the contours of streets, squares, a funfair or solitary objects in mysterious rooms are vaguely recognizable. Each photo image is like a dream, lighting up in the ‘garden of memory’.
Writer, poet and essayist Joost Zwagerman (1963) wrote an introduction to the photos. Zwagerman: “Rob Nypels possesses an eye that is able to whisper almost inaudibly. When you’re gifted with this rare way of looking, the chances are greater that the immediate vicinity, but also a faraway and vast landscape, or a snowy mountain top, will show themselves in their usually hidden defencelessness. Nypels is indeed able to unveil this defencelessness. This mystique of visible things, as the Dutch novelist Louis Couperus called it, will only be unveiled and recorded when the cautiously observing photographer – with a top athlete-like concentration – leaves everything around him undisturbed. Some photographers like to overwhelm. Other photographers prefer to be overwhelmed. Rob Nypels belongs to the latter category.”
Publication of the book is set for November 7, 2014. It will be presented at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam.
Special edition: print + book
On the occasion of the publication of the book ‘Illuminations. Coloured Plates’ in 2014 a special edition of 10 photo prints, of 20 copies each, was issued:
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