About this website
This website is somewhat like an online portfolio. The main focus is the presentation and dissemination of my photographic work. I occasionally publish a new work, but I would like to stress here that these webpages
only display a selection of my work. Next to this portfolio, I also made a section with other projects and installations I realised in the past decade or so, including a selection of projects I’ve initiated in collaboration with students
from the ArtScience Interfaculty department in The Hague (NL).
I always had doubts whether I should make my work available online. I enjoyed building this website, but online publishing has many disadvantages. First and foremost when it comes to the experience of art - especially when introduced to the work of an artist for the first time.
How do you control the experience of a work? maintain quality over the physical dimensions of seeing and feeling? are there any specific requirements for viewing? and how do you communicate this?
Next to these issues, there are of course, questions of authenticity: how to protect and
claim ownership over
the images and protect them from spreading? These and other questions must be considered when building an online portfolio (Hence my decision to only show a selection of images).
At the same time, I feel I can impose some kind of control by creating a medium-specific experience. A screen-based presentatio where the work comes through in a slightly different way, showing other qualities. A digital experience that resembles the original, physical, experience of the work.
All the images on this website are reproductions of physical works. If you are interested in purchasing a work or if you would like to visit my studio to experience the works, please contact me through michielpijpe[at]dds[dot]nl. This website and all of its content is copyright protected. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited under the copyright law of the European Union.