Kempenaers, Jan – Hoboken (Editie: boek en print 110/600, gesigneerd)



Tekst: Steven Humblet

Uitvoering: Gebonden

Aantal pagina’s: 104

Illustraties: Zwart-wit

Uitgever: Roma Publications, 2017

Taal: Engels

Formaat: Boek: 31 x 22,5 cm/Print: 29,5 x 21 cm, foto 29 x 19 cm

Staat: Als nieuw

Over a period of one year, Jan Kempenaers photographed the woods in the Hobokense Polder, itself the result of a botched urban development project and a former dumping ground for excess soil and toxic waste. Located in a suburb of Antwerp, the area was transformed into a nature reserve two decades ago. It is a new, modern landscape, the result of human intervention left to its own ‘natural’ growth. The book is composed in sections (archive, selection, details), repeating image sequences that progress in a tendency towards abstraction. An essay on landscape photography by Steven Humblet adds insight to the approach Kempenaers uses to tackle this complex subject