Digital media as subjects in their own right - interview with Internet artist Jan Robert Leegte
01 june 2023
Upstream Gallery is dedicating an exhibition to artist Jan Robert Leegte. Since the 1990s, Leegte has focused on internet art, so he can be considered a pioneer and expert. Walking through this multi-sensory exhibition, Leegte enthusiastically talks about his brand new series "JPEG," "Rise and Fall," "Broken Images" and "Scrollbars". There are three core themes: software, the absence of content and contemplation. Paradoxically, Leegte uses digital tools - which provide us with an overload of impulses on a daily basis - to contemplate. Leegte: "If you observe my art closely and take your time, it becomes quiet around you and you see the wealth of details."