Filip Dujardin


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About the artist

Belgian photographer Filip Dujardin makes images of unexpected buildings – that is, he “combines photographs of parts of buildings into new, fictional, architectonic structures”. The resulting projects look like old factory sites in the American rust belt. They are described as “informal and often dilapidated structures with unspecified functions.”

Every montage, says Dujardin, is one project. It begins with an idea for a specific image. Often he starts off by building a model of the form he is trying to achieve – at first in cardboard, but he has recently discovered SketchUp. He then goes on a photo safari, often just around the corner, to find suitable buildings with a lot of the same things, so that they can be cut and pasted and serve as building material. In fact most of the fictional structures are buildings in Ghent, just resampled. (BLDGBLOG)

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