Sjoerd Knibbeler


Exploded views (installation view at Collectie De.Groen in Arnhem), print in perspex block, 2018


Camera obscura, self build camera for the Exploded views - photograms of prisms


Exploded view #7, Photogram in perspex block 16 x 20 x 4 cm, 2017


Exploded view #12, Photogram in perspex block 16 x 20 x 4 cm, 2017


Exploded view #18, Photogram in perspex block 16 x 20 x 4 cm, 2017


Exploded view #40, UltraChrome print op rag paper, 28 x 35 cm (paper size 30 x 42 cm), 2017


Exploded view #93, Photogram in perspex block 16 x 20 x 4 cm, 2017


Exploded view #76, UltraChrome print op rag paper, 28 x 35 cm (paper size 30 x 42 cm), 2017


Exploded view #107, UltraChrome print op rag paper, 28 x 35 cm (paper size 30 x 42 cm), 2017


Exploded view #102, Photogram in perspex block 16 x 20 x 4 cm, 2017


Luna1 (Lunacy series), Ultra chrome print on Baryta paper, 2017


Goddard (Lunacy series), Ultra chrome print on Baryta paper, 2017


Silver bird (Lunacy series), Ultra chrome print on Baryta paper, 2017


Projectile (Lunacy series), Ultra chrome print on Baryta paper, 2017


Engine (Lunacy series), Ultra chrome print on Baryta paper, 2017


Shakuna Vimana (Lunacy series), Ultra chrome print on Baryta paper, 2017


Rocket 2 (Lunacy series), Ultra chrome print on Baryta paper, 2017


Moon passenger ship (Lunacy series), Ultra chrome print on Baryta paper, 2017


Oxygen plant (Lunacy series), Ultra chrome print on Baryta paper, 2017


Annex (Lunacy series), Ultra chrome print on Baryta paper, 2017


Model E (Lunacy series), Ultra chrome print on Baryta paper, 2017


Orbit (still), videoloop, 2016


Falling Star, Ultra chrome print, 190 x 150 cm, 2016


Forming Synchrony (installation view at Collectie De.Groen in Arnhem), multichannel HD video installation, 2016


Forming Synchrony (still), multichannel HD video installation, 2016


Forming Synchrony (still), multichannel HD video installation, 2016


Moon game, Ultra chrome print, 110 x 50 cm, 2015


TU-2000, from the series The Paper Planes, UltraChrome print (lightbox), 42 x 34cm, 2014


Unfold (TU-2000), from the series Unfolds, UltraChrome print on Rag paper on MDF, 29,7 x 42 cm, 2015


FMA_I-Ae-37, from the series The Paper Planes, UltraChrome print (lightbox), 42 x 34cm, 2014


Triebflügel, from the series The Paper Planes, UltraChrome print (lightbox), 42 x 34cm, 2014


Unfold (Triebflügel), from the series Unfolds, UltraChrome print on Rag paper on MDF, 29,7 x 42 cm, 2015


X-46, from the series The Paper Planes, UltraChrome print (lightbox), 42 x 34cm, 2014


Unfold (X-46), from the series Unfolds, UltraChrome print on Rag paper on MDF, 29,7 x 42 cm, 2015


FW-42, from the series The Paper Planes, UltraChrome print (lightbox), 42 x 34cm, 2014


P-170, from the series The Paper Planes, UltraChrome print (lightbox), 42 x 34cm, 2014


Unfold (P170), from the series Unfolds, UltraChrome print on Rag paper on MDF, 29,7 x 42 cm, 2015


Current Study # 12, 2016, UltraChrome print 120 x 96 cm, Dumas frame, white


Current Study # 11, 2016, UltraChrome print 120 x 96 cm, Dumas frame, white


Current Study # 10, 2016, UltraChrome print 120 x 96 cm, Dumas frame, white


Current Study # 9, 2015, UltraChrome print 120 x 96 cm, Dumas frame, black


Current Study # 8, 2015, UltraChrome print 120 x 96 cm, Dumas frame, white


Current Study # 7, 2015, UltraChrome print 120 x 96 cm, Dumas frame, white


Current Study # 6, 2014, UltraChrome print 120 x 96 cm, Dumas frame, white


Current Study # 5, 2013, UltraChrome print 120 x 96 cm, Dumas frame, black


Current Study # 4, 2013, UltraChrome print 120 x 96 cm, Dumas frame, black


Current Study # 3, 2013, UltraChrome print 120 x 96 cm, Dumas frame, white


Current Study # 2, 2013, UltraChrome print 120 x 96 cm, Dumas frame, black


Current Study # 1, 2014, UltraChrome print 69 x 48 cm, Dumas frame, white


Skyline (still), 2014


Sjoerd Knibbeler is attracted to the scientific quest – or dream – of discovering the world and the resulting inventions and technology that enables us to do so. In his work and practice he often takes a rudimentary approach to characterize and question the complex. Rather than simplifying, this allows him to outline the innately human qualities that lie at the core of technology: curiosity and inventivity.
His research revolves around the limitations of the visible world, which are constantly challenged by technological progression. Complex photographic tools are enabling us to see, envision and depict evermore, and access to their generated imagery has become instantaneous and ubiquitous. With so many of us becoming users of advanced technology, the relationship between experience and knowledge is changing on a societal level.
Knibbeler’s work could be explained as an attempt towards a strategy to approach this change. By placing himself in the position of a scientist or engineer, he wants to relate to our technological advancement on a personal and human level.
This allows him to approach his image making with what some people call the wisdom of ignorance and he tries to maintain a sense of wonder, curiosity and play in the process.
After presenting Digging up Clouds for the first time at LhGWR in 2014, Knibbeler has had solo exhibitions at Foam Photography Museum, Espace Images, Contact Festival and Villa Noailles. Notable group exhibitions include Quickscan NL#02 at the Nederlands Fotomuseum and the Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards, which included his shortlisted artist book Paper Planes. His work was awarded the Grand Prix du Jury Photographie in Hyères, France in 2015 and the same year he was selected as Foam Talent. His work is part of national and international museum collections like Maison Européenne Photographie, Foam Photography Museum, Nederlands Fotomuseum and Museum Voorlinden.