Biography – Erik brede photography

Norwegian visual- and photo artist transforming ordinary spaces into one-of-a-kind experiences. Jazz up your walls and bring life to your space with luxury and unique artwork for any modern home, hotels and corporate spaces

What happens when an eleven year old boy sneaks for the first time into the darkroom of film development? He falls severely under the spell of this great magical world and since then his fate has been sealed with pictures of creativity.

This artist doesn’t just take a picture, he makes his own version of parallel realities where in fact, one click is never enough to explain our multidimensional existence. [ArtLimes, 2020]

Welcome to my surreal and fine art world

Erik Brede Signing artwork - Erik BredeI’m a Norwegian visual artist, born in 1971 in Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway. My photo journey started at the age of 11 when my father introduced me to the great magic of film development and post-production in his low budget darkroom. Even if the old analogue darkroom is replaced by modern, digital tools like Photoshop and Lightroom, my vision and creative ideas are the same.

Producing a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver is what my artwork focuses on. Influenced by renowned artist like Ansel Adams and Rene Magritte, I create surreal and fine digital artwork.

With a conceptual approach, I try to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way to produce a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence.

My belief is that art should be accessible to everyone – On this site, you will find different edition, size and price, daily deals, personal communication and the possibility of make an offer on all my artwork.

My favourite quote is:

The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do. [Andy Warhol]

You don’t take a photograph, you make it. [Ansel Adams]

I take enormous pride in my craft. Designed to last a lifetime, my artwork is made from the best materials and on the best photo lab available – WhiteWall, Price for best PhotoLab WorldWide 2020.

Printing and presentation are processes that play an equal part in the creation of my artwork. A fine art photograph is something that can be held, displayed and passed on through time.

A photograph isn’t real unless it is printed

Comments and critique are as always welcome. Let me hear your opinion, why do you like this, or even better, how would you approach this scenery. Give me your thoughts… If you can’t find anything to critique, a simple “nice” is cool too :))

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Biography – Erik brede photography

Norwegian visual- and photo artist transforming ordinary spaces into one-of-a-kind experiences. Jazz up your walls and bring life to your space with luxury and unique artwork for any modern home, hotels and corporate spaces

What happens when an eleven year old boy sneaks for the first time into the darkroom of film development? He falls severely under the spell of this great magical world and since then his fate has been sealed with pictures of creativity.

This artist doesn’t just take a picture, he makes his own version of parallel realities where in fact, one click is never enough to explain our multidimensional existence. [ArtLimes, 2020]

Welcome to my surreal and fine art world

I’m a Norwegian visual artist, born in 1971 in Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway. My photo journey started at the age of 11 when my father introduced me to the great magic of film development and post-production in his low budget darkroom. Even if the old analogue darkroom is replaced by modern, digital tools like Photoshop and Lightroom, my vision and creative ideas are the same.

Producing a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver is what my artwork focuses on. Influenced by renowned artist like Ansel Adams and Rene Magritte, I create surreal and fine digital artwork.

With a conceptual approach, I try to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way to produce a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence.

My belief is that art should be accessible to everyone – On this site, you will find different edition, size and price, daily deals, personal communication and the possibility of make an offer on all my artwork.

My favourite quote is:

The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do. [Andy Warhol]

You don’t take a photograph, you make it. [Ansel Adams]

I take enormous pride in my craft. Designed to last a lifetime, my artwork is made from the best materials and on the best photo lab available – WhiteWall, Price for best PhotoLab WorldWide 2020.

Printing and presentation are processes that play an equal part in the creation of my artwork. A fine art photograph is something that can be held, displayed and passed on through time.

A photograph isn’t real unless it is printed

Comments and critique are as always welcome. Let me hear your opinion, why do you like this, or even better, how would you approach this scenery. Give me your thoughts… If you can’t find anything to critique, a simple “nice” is cool too :))

HAPPY CLIENTS

Splash

This purchase was an important one for me, as I had been looking for a particular piece that inspired me for a significant amount of time ...[Read the Review]

Niki McLees / UK

Reflection

I wasn’t sure about the BUTLERFINISH Look, I ordered this and one other piece and ... [Read the Review]

D.R. Sams / USA

“Is There Anybody Out There”

I recently bought this print in the large size, behind acrylic glass with the black oak frame, and it is just stunning! It looks like it is floating which adds to the surreal nature of the work ... [Read the Review]

Megan Ireland / Hong Kong

Splash

My purchase of Splash (80x100cm Acrylic Print) brings a big smile to my face every day i look upon it. Its vibrant and alive, its cool.

Paul Bryan / United Kingdom

“Hat Woman”

I just love the Hat Woman (100x80cm Pigment Print). Everyone that comes into my home loves it. You are so talented. There is a smile on my face each time I admire your work. I will continue to follow you and encourage all my friends to do likewise

Judith Rosen / USA

The Disappearance of the Elephant

This piece is absolutely gorgeous! It’s a great conversation piece because it really has a deep, sensitive message. We are big elephant lovers and huge animal advocates and it goes great with our decor and our “theme” in our home. This piece is definitely worth the money. It makes quite a statement. Save the elephants!!!

Brittany / USA

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“Hat Woman“

I just love the Hat Woman (100x80cm Pigment Print). Everyone that comes into my home loves it. You are so talented. There is a smile on my face each time I admire your work. I will continue to follow you and encourage all my friends to do likewise

Judith Rosen / USA

Splash

This purchase was an important one for me, as I had been looking for a particular piece that inspired me for a significant amount of time ...[Read the Review]

Niki McLees / UK

“Is There Anybody Out There”

I recently bought this print in the large size, behind acrylic glass with the black oak frame, and it is just stunning! It looks like it is floating which adds to the surreal nature ... [Read the Review]

Megan Ireland / Hong Kong

Reflection

I wasn’t sure about the BUTLERFINISH Look, I ordered this and one other piece and they look amazing on the brushed aluminium. Everyone that sees say they have never seen anything like them. I have received nothing but compliments and I personally love them.

D.R. Sams / USA

“The Gunner Part 2”

This piece definitely catches everyone’s attention at my home! It looks fantastic hung on my off-white coloured   ... [Read the Review]

Megan Ireland / Hong Kong

The Disappearance of the Elephant

Wow, what an amazing picture! I love the way the print on the brushed aluminium brings an extraordinary lively look. The Elephant is virtual 3D like when you move around the picture and the light changes and brings new elements to the picture. I am so pleased I invested in this! Great picture, fantastic combination, and a true and sad reminder of the disappearance of the Elephant …

Rune Sivertsen / Norway

PopArt Girl Part 2

I recently bought this in the medium size for my home and it brings me SO much joy – I can’t help smiling every time I look at it because it reminds to embrace life... [Read the Review]

Megan Ireland / Hong Kong