Jan Robert Leegte

Jan Robert Leegte

Born in the Netherlands in 1973, lives and works in Amsterdam

Ornament.work, 2018. Website. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Sculpting the Internet, Upstream Gallery, 2017. Exhibition overview. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Mountains and Drop Shadow, 2017, 100 x 163 cm. Archival inject on dibond front mounted on acrylic. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Sculpting the Internet, Upstream Gallery, 2017. Exhibition overview. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Sculpting the Internet, Upstream Gallery, 2017. Exhibition overview. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Sculpting the Internet, Upstream Gallery, 2017. Exhibition overview. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Compressed Forests, 2016. Website. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Mountains and Drop Shadow, 2017, 100 x 150 cm. Archival inject on dibond front mounted on acrylic. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Black Square Embedded in Social Media, 2017, 90 x 101 cm. Computer monitors, computers, 6 channel video. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Mountains and Drop Shadows, 2013. Website. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Scrollbar, 2002, 120 x 7 x 3 cm. Wood, computer projection. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Mountains and Drop Shadow, 2016. Archival print on dibond front mounted on acrylic, 53.5 x 80.5 cm. 'In Memory of New Materials Gone', 2014, archival inkjet print, wood. 80 x 6 x 1,8 cm.
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Ornaments', 2016, site specific digital projection installation, dimensions variable. 'Random Selection Objects', 2015, Photoshop Walling Ants, Computer, site. dimensions variable. 
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij left: 'Ornaments', 2016, site specific digital projection installation, dimensions variable. 
right: 'Random Selection Objects', 2015, Photoshop Walling Ants, Computer, site. dimensions variable. 
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij 'Random Selection Objects', 2015, Photoshop walking ants, computer projection. 'New World', 2016, Javascript, Google Maps images website. 
newworld.leegte.org 'Dumpster', 2016, Dumpster, MDF, Inkjet prints, construction lights. Image taken at W139, Amsterdam. 'Compressed Landscapes', 2016, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Flickr API Website. 'Mountains and Dropshadows', 2013, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Flickr API website. 'Flashlights', 2009, C-prints serie of 5. 'Google Maps as a Sculpture', 2013, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Google Maps API website. 'The Internet Overexposed', 2008, HTML, CSS website.
theinternetoverexposed.com 'The Silent Ornamental Revolution', 2008. 
Images taken at the public art project The Silent Ornamental Revolution for Cleotronica festival at ACAF, Alexandria, Egypt. Photo: Mohamed Mansour. 'The Silent Ornamental Revolution', 2008. 
Images taken at the public art project The Silent Ornamental Revolution for Cleotronica festival at ACAF, Alexandria, Egypt. Photo: Mohamed Mansour. 'Cassette Ceiling', 2006, projection as installed at Mediaruimte, Brussels, Belgium. 'Cassette Ceiling', 2006, Ceiling projection as installed at Montevideo / NIMK, Amsterdam. 'Wood and Button', 2003, HTML, Javascript website.
woodandbutton.leegte.org 'Scrollbar Composition', 2000, HTML, JavaScript website. 
scrollbarcomposition.com 'Scrollbars', 1997, HTML website. scrollbars97.leegte.org 'Playboy', 2000, HTML website. playboy.leegte.org 'Scrollbar (Floorpiece)', 1999, computer, HTML, JavaScript installation at Kunsthal Rotterdam.
 'Email', 1997, HTML, screenshot of Javascript website.
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Biography

Jan Robert Leegte is among the first artists who were involved in the 90s NetArt movement. Since 1997, he creates art in the form of websites, which he connects to art historical movements such as minimalism, land art and conceptualism. Leegte also translates the themes of his work to offline media such as print, sculpture and projections. A reoccurring theme in his work is the sculptural materiality of interfaces of computer programs. Like the early graphic design of cursors, selection boxes and menu bars that were to give the user the impression of actually physically pressing the buttons with graphic shadows. Leegte often uses these components and by placing them in a new context, giving them their own, sculptural legitimacy.

Jan Robert Leegte (1973, the Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. He recently participated in seminal exhibitions such as Electronic Superhighway at Whitechapel Gallery in London, and Open Codes at ZKM Karlsruhe. His work has been exhibited in venues such as MAAT Lisbon, MOTI Breda, iMal Brussels, and Nomade Art Space in Hangzhou. Jan Robert’s first solo show at Upstream Gallery was Sculpting the Internet (2017).

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Exhibitions

From ZERO to 2018

14 Apr - 19 May '18

Stream Capture

16 Jan - 4 Mar '18

Volatile Truths

10 Nov - 9 Dec '17

Open Codes

20 Oct '17 - 5 Aug '18

Electronic Superhighway

8 Nov '17 - 19 Mar '18

Dadaclub.online

8 Sep - 8 Oct '17

Windows

16 Jun - 30 Jun '17

Sculpting the Internet

4 Feb - 11 Mar '17

Monochrome

28 May - 31 Jul '16

SHIFTING OPTICS III

30 Jan - 12 Mar '16

Gym of Obsolete Technology

29 Jan - 28 Feb '16

Electronic Superhighway

29 Jan - 15 May '16

New World

7 Jan - 7 Feb '16

Expedition Land Art

19 Sep '15 - 3 Jan '16

Sublime Landscapes in Gaming

24 Jan - 16 Aug '15
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