Photography | Jakub Dolejš

September 17 – 28, 2003

Contemporary narrative painting often uses photography as a source for its imagery. I reverse this relationship by using paintings as props in my photographs.

I emphasize the flaws commonly impeding the reproduction of artwork by photographing paintings that mimic the effects of poor exposure and lighting. The photographs, therefore, become oversized images of imperfect photography, thus reversing the techniques used by icons such as Chuck Close or Gerhard Richter.

Jakub Dolejs, 2003

Jakub Dolejs received his MFA from the Academy of Art, Design and Achitecture in Prague in 1998. He currently lives in Toronto.

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