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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Jan Dibbets

b. 1941, Netherlands

Jan Dibbets was born in Weert, Holland in 1941. He trained as an art teacher at the Tillburg Academy, before studying painting in Eindhoven between 1960-63. In 1967, he studied at St Martin's College, London where his contemporaries included Richard Long and Gilbert & George. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam.

In 1967 Dibbets was one of the first artists to recognise large-scale colour photography as a medium in its own right. He initially used the camera to create a dialogue between nature and cool geometrical design creating the seminal series of Perpsective Corrections before moving on to man-made structures such as in Colour Studies. Since then he has incorporated landscape, cupolas, windows and water into his highly individual body of work.

His exhibition in the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1972 established Dibbet's international reputation and he has influenced generations of younger photographers both through his own work and his teaching at the Düsseldorf Academy. His work has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions and is in collections including the Stedlijk, Tate and MOMA, New York. His work was recently featured in Colour Chart at MoMA, NY and Tate Liverpool.

The Alan Cristea Gallery is the exclusive UK representative for Jan Dibbets paintings, photographs and original prints.

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Featured Artworks

Duo A by Jan Dibbets contemporary artwork
Jan DibbetsDuo A, 1976–2014 Inkjet print on dibond
254 x 129 cm
Galerie Greta Meert
Land - Sea Horizon (b) by Jan Dibbets contemporary artwork
Jan DibbetsLand - Sea Horizon (b), 2011 Photo-collage
76.1 x 77.7 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery

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