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Jan Dibbets at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Jan Dibbets, New Color Studies currently on view at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. See also StedelijkMuseum. A selection of photographs from the special portfolio of 10 Colour Studies published in 2007 in an edition of 40 (60 x 60 cm each) is still available at the gallery (courtesy Alan Christea gallery, London).

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. Green Vertical, 2013, digital print on dibond. Courtesy Peter Freeman Gallery Paris/New York. 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.