Artist statement & CV

Arjan Post Artist statement & CV

In 2016 Arjan Post graduated with honours form the Photo academy in Amsterdam. His work departs from the notion that it is impossible for human beings to observe an absolute spatial reality. To come to a correct observation of the environment, the human brain continuously processes and adjusts incoming information. The overal image of a space is then formed by memories from different perspectives, which unavoidably leads to a distortion of the image. Post explores the differences between the ‘absolute reality’ and ‘perceived reality’, through making photographs from different perspectives and angles systematically. He combines the photographs into an objective image of the environment that seems to surpass the distortion of the human perspective, however the distortion caused by the perspective of the camera remains. Ultimately, Post explores the limits of the medium photography.

 

Exhibitions

2019 ‘Iets met ruimte’ Galerie Pictura, Groningen, NL (05/05 – 16/06)

2019 ‘Vast Zand’ (Cooperation with Art Rotterdam), Rotterdam, NL

2018 ‘… Iets met ruimte’, Kunsthal 45, Den Helder, NL

2018 ‘Point of No Return’, Stationsplein, Utrecht, NL

2018 ‘Territory’, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2018 ‘Contextualism’ Plan B, Amsterdam, NL

2018 ‘Vast Zand Gaat Los’, (In context of Art Rotterdam), Rotterdam, NL

2018 ‘Salon d’Hiver’, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2017 ‘Rebirth’, De Vasim, Nijmegen, NL

2017 ‘Out of Focus’, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2017 The Amsterdam Picture Room, Amsterdam, NL

2017 Unite Utrecht, NL

2017 Watdajel Art Festival Utrecht, NL

2016 ‘Unframed’ Photo academy graduating exhibition, Roest Amsterdam, NL

2016 Unite Utrecht, NL

2015 Watdajel Art Festival Utrecht, NL

2015 Exhibition ‘Het Oog’, Amsterdam, NL

2014 Freshman exhibition Photo academy, Amsterdam, NL

Education

2017-present Gerrit Rietveld academy

2013-2016 Photo academy Amsterdam (with honours)