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Filip Dujardin

°1971, Ghent (BE) – lives and works in Ghent (BE)

Residential buildings with complex, nested structures, a viaduct with a buttress made of flimsy boxes, an abstract sculpture-like configuration—this bizarre architecture that could never be built in real life is the creation of Filip Dujardin. He produces the images through the use of digital collage and photographs of real buildings.

His images seem startlingly close to actual buildings. Often the “new buildings” in his Fictions series only reveal their artificial nature at second glance. “I am actually interested in the thin line between the plausible and the unreal,“ is how Filip Dujardin describes his artistic intentions. “By giving structures a historical patina, I distance myself from the way that real architecture is usually depicted today.”

(Courtesy of Hatje Cantz)

Filip Dujardin has has numerous exhibitions, as venues such as, BOZAR, Brussels; Centre de Design’ UQÀM, Montréal; ICA, Dresden; and Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich. His works are also found in the collections of major museums such as SF MoMA, San Francisco; Chazen Museum, Madison; BOZAR, Brussels; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

You can also see more of Dujardin’s work on his own website

works by Filip Dujardin