Gallery Taik Persons is pleased to present a selection of Adam Jeppesen’s œuvre from the series Flatlands Camp Project along with his most recent works in the solo exhibition entitled Vaca Muerta. (Dead Cow)
Seven years ago, the artist embarked on a 487 days unaccompanied and relentless journey taking him through the Americas from the Arctic to Antarctica. The title of the exhibition derives from Adam Jeppesen recollecting an incident during his travels: “Years ago at the end of my solitary journey I found myself in the middle of nowhere: miles of deserted earth and water. The sense of loneliness vanished and at the same time built up in me again when I came upon a carcass of a dead cow. It was perfectly preserved in a place where it shouldn’t have been, a hostile environment where every life is endangered by just being there. Throughout my entire journey, and it never mattered wherever I was, I never forgot the sight of this dead cow. A few years later I went back and it was still there.”
Jeppesen’s journey has never ended; it continues through the postproduction of his pieces, in which every cut, every piece of paper and their union through the pins and the creases is no more and no less another step on the way.
Adam Jeppesen was born in Kalunborg in 1978. He lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jeppesen graduated from Fatamorgana, Copenhagen, in 2004. Recent solo exhibitions include X at Galerie Van der Mieden in Bruxelles (2014), Scatter at Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen (2014) and group shows including Fotografisk Center 20 Years – an anniversary exhibition, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, 2016, The Return of the Real at Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin (2014). In July 2016, he has a solo show at C/O Berlin. His works are part of numerous public collections, among which are Denver Art Museum, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Swedish Arts Foundation, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, as well as a large number of private collections in Europe and abroad.