Jan Robert Leegte

Jan Robert Leegte

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

Exhibition view of Clear Obscure, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen Exhibition view of Clear Obscure, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen Drawing #7, 2018. pastel on paper, 150 x 110 cm, framed. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Repositions.work, 2018. Website. 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 (born 1973, The Netherlands) is one of the first Dutch artists to work on and for the Internet since the 1990s. In 2002, he shifted his main focus to implementing digital materials in the context of the physical gallery space, aiming to bridge the online art world with the gallery art world, making prints, sculpture, installations, drawings, and projections, connecting to historical movements like land art, minimalism, performance art, and conceptualism. As an artist Leegte explores the position of the new materials put forward by the (networked) computer. Photoshop selection marquees, scrollbars, Google Maps, code, and software are dissected to understand their ontological nature.

Leegte lives and works in Amsterdam. His work has been exhibited internationally (Whitechapel Gallery, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, ZKM Karlsruhe). He is currently represented by Upstream Gallery Amsterdam.

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Exhibitions

Echo

22 May - 7 Jun '20

Well Now Wtf?!

4 Apr - 1 Aug '20

Inside | Outside

25 Jan - 13 Mar '20

SCREEN IT! Stadstriënnale

5 Oct '19 - 5 Jan '20

Clear Obscure

7 Jul - 1 Sep '19

Art Rotterdam 2019

7 Feb - 10 Feb '19

Iconicity

26 Jan - 23 Feb '19

Contemporary Istanbul

20 Sep - 23 Sep '18

Measurements

9 Sep - 11 Nov '18

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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