Martin Luijendijk contemporary artist


2004 – now

This project focuses the attention on the beginning and the end of the life of buildings: construction and demolition. The specific location of the buildings and the moment they were photographed are unimportant, the subject being construction and demolition in general.
Construction and demolition conditions are photographed with selective sharpness: foreground and background are out of focus. This creates confusion as to the scale of the subject. ‘Representation of reality’ is a relative notion.

The as yet unoccupied or abandoned buildings show no traces of future or former users. The past is over and virtually forgotten. The future is open, but without the collective notion of progress that used to be. There is no progress, but no decline either, just continuation.