Jan Dibbets Color Studies 1976-2014
7 May - 31 Jul 2016
This summer, the Stedelijk devotes four top-floor galleries to Jan Dibbets’ recent series New Color Studies (2010-2014). Dibbets based the series on two negatives of car bodywork shot in 1976.
The New Color Studies are presented in combination with the original Color Studies created in the seventies. At that time, Dibbets printed the images as large as the technology of the day would allow. Forty years later, today’s digital techniques enable the production of extreme enlargements, which led to the new series of monumental ‘abstract’ color studies.
Dutch artist Jan Dibbets (1941) is one of the most distinguished and influential figures in the international art world. Dibbets’ work explores questions relating to light, the mechanisms of perception, perspective and space.