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From 13 October 2016 to 26 March 2017 Panorama Mesdag will be displaying impressive cityscapes by the British-American artist Jeremy Kidd (b.UK, 1965).


Jeremy Kidd is a grandson of the famous sculptor Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) and the painter Ben Nicholson (1894-1982), and started out as a sculptor and painter. With the rise of digital photography around 1990, Kidd was among the first to experiment with the medium.


Kidd enriches photography to enable viewers to truly experience what he has depicted. To achieve this, he makes numerous photographs and blends them into a single overpowering image. Through this fusion of time and movement he reveals the unique dynamics of the city and the natural world through the medium of art.

New Work for Panorama Mesdag


Especially for this exhibition, Kidd emulated Mesdag by studying the Seinpost Dune area and created a spectacular impression of Scheveningen, 14 metres wide and 3 metres high. Although the spaces between the freestanding buildings in Panorama Mesdag have long been filled in, Kidd uses colour and light contrasts to subtly accentuate these monumental buildings.


With this exhibition, Panorama Mesdag brings Mesdag's familiar images to life in a surprising way from the contemporary perspective of Jeremy Kidd.

OCTOBER 6, 2016

DIPLOMAT MAGAZINE

KIDD AND THE CITY URBANIZING LANDSCAPES

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