About the works

The black and white miniatures by Sebastiaan Bremer are from an ongoing series. Not restraining himself with the photographic underlay of past pieces, Bremer has a new freedom. Each piece is like a snapshot of history, a landscape or interior from hundreds of years go. The question of whether a piece is based on reality or fantasy, or whether a work has an underlying photographic image dissolves. The picture becomes a catalogue, a beginning of an atlas created by Bremer of images of the world, real or imagined, remembered or forgotten.

"A few years ago I started working on miniatures, using contact sheet prints as a backgrounds. I would intersperse these with entirely black exposed photo paper backgrounds, freeing myself up to imagine anything, giving myself the sense freedom to run around in history taking pictures of places before the invention of the camera." - Sebastiaan Bremer