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Jasper de Beijer Biography

Jasper de Beijer (1973) is seen as a leading figure of expanding the language of photography. The gallery is proud to represent his work. Since he graduated in 1997, he has been celebrated for his scale scenes and carefully assembled tableaux as material for his photographic images. He has since completed a total of 14 projects, each of them based upon either numerous reports of explorers, anthropologists and documentary filmmakers, or a study of landscape drawings, etchings and engravings from Dutch masters like Hercules Seghers, Jacob van Ruisdael, Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh. From 2017 on, De Beijer started mixing objects from the collection of ethnographic musea with video-gametechnology to create a virtual environment which is somewhere between a museum, a theatre and a photo archive. In this light De Beijer finished a six month residency at the WIELS institute, Brussels, where he has done research on the Africa museum in Tervuren. In 2019 his work was exhibited at Untitled Art Fair San Francisco and in the same year WIELS will host a large solo show of his works. In 2020 his work will be exhibited at the Centre Photographique Rouen in France in 2020.

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Jasper de Beijer was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1973. In 1992, De Beijer enrolled at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, from which he graduated in 1996. He went on to attend the final year of the Autonomous Design program of the Utrecht School of the Arts, where he graduated in 1997. During his time at the academy, De Beijer was a fanatic freehand sketcher, and this was also when the artist first started using scale models and carefully assembled tableaux as material for drawings and paintings. De Beijer's full length photo series Buitenpost marked the first time he used models and staged scenes as a starting point for manipulated photographic images. He has since completed a total of eleven projects, all of which he built from the ground up in his Amsterdam studio. De Beijer's work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is included in a large number of collections, including those of Bank of America and Rabobank. Institutions that have exhibited works by Jasper de Beijer or that represent him as a gallery include The Hague Museum of Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Museum Het Domein (Sittard), Asya Geisberg Gallery (New York), Galerie Ron Mandos (Amsterdam), Galerie Nouvelles Images (The Hague), Galerie TZR (Düsseldorf), and Studio d'Arte Cannaviello (Milan).

Text courtesy FLATLAND.

Jasper de Beijer Featured Artworks

The Brazilian Suitcase (Part 2) #01 by Jasper de Beijer contemporary artwork
Jasper de BeijerThe Brazilian Suitcase (Part 2) #01, 2016Photography, maquette
170 x 113 cm
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Galjoen by Jasper de Beijer contemporary artwork
Jasper de BeijerGaljoen, 2018Mixed media, digital drawing, maquette, ink drawing, photography, resulting in C-print
110 x 110 cm
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Jasper de Beijer Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Flowers are part of our story and our history. at FLATLAND, Amsterdam
30 May–31 August 2020 Group Exhibition Flowers are part of our story and our history. FLATLAND, AmsterdamAmsterdam

Jasper de Beijer Represented By

FLATLAND contemporary art gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands FLATLAND Amsterdam

Jasper de Beijer In Related Press

Bedrieglijk echt Related Press Bedrieglijk echt 11 May 2019, Trouw

Gemiddeld een jaar werkt Jasper de Beijer aan zijn driedimensionale maquettes, die in de loop der jaren steeds groter zijn geworden. Eerst bouwde hij ze op een schaal van 1:100, toen 1:10 en nu zijn ze meestal 1:1. Vervolgens maakt hij er een foto van, wat secondenwerk is in vergelijking met de monnikenarbeid die gemoeid is met het maken van de...

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These Stunning Images Aren't Drawings—They're Photos Related Press These Stunning Images Aren't Drawings—They're Photos 28 September 2018, Vice

There's more than meets the eye in Amsterdam-based artist Jasper de Beijer's stark renditions of historical events, like the 1993 Waco siege, visualized above.

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