Committed to surprise, Bram’s narrative is never obvious. He reveals processes of cultural assimilation both in his photographic works and his fiction series. Through photography, Bram Reijnders translates reality into his own intense expression of the spirit of our times. In the cartoon-centred series, the artist brings us to a fantastic world where fiction collides with reality when characters from our childhood react to our fact-free times. Bram Reijnders’ is in a spontaneous and often vertiginous search for beauty in society.
Reijnders’ works unveil a certain tension between photography, painting and sculpture. His artworks are built in many layers, creating a bold, complex structure that serves as a support for the artists questions. Layers of posters, paint, collage, but also layers of reality. Posters from many different countries pile up creating urban backgrounds. After having interacted with the environment through light, rain, air, they have their own history and are the perfect base for Bram’s work. Sometimes revealing details from underneath, sometimes adding a new dimension. Adding and peeling helps Bram shape a new reality.
Here is an artist who is constantly exploring our liquid post-modern society with enthusiasm. Edges that shine and crack are the limits of where world-famous characters, childhood reminiscences, emerge creating a compelling aesthetic result. They mix fantasy with reality and have that amazing capacity to create fun. Bram invites us to undress our adulthood and logics and enjoy the beauty that emerges from his images.