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Selected artwork for the book “The Best of Photography 2014”, included in the Black & White Collection at Musse du Louvre, Paris and presented at a private reception hosted at:

Musee du Louvre
75058 Paris – France
July 13th, 2015

Lier Psychiatric Hospital in Norway has a long history as an institution. The massive buildings house the memory of a grim chapter in Norwegian psychiatric history the authorities would rather forget. There is little available information about the former activities at Lier Hospital, but it is documented experiments that were carried out on this Norwegian mental hospital in the postwar period from 1945 to 1975. It’s about the use of LSD, electroshock, brain research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and drug research sponsored by major pharmaceutical companies. It is perhaps not surprising that they try to forget this place and the events taking place here.

Lier Psychiatric Hospital was built in 1926 and had room for nearly 700 patients at the most. In 1986, many of the buildings were closed and abandoned and they still stand empty to this day. Some of the buildings are still in operation today for psychiatric patients.

Unframed Black and White pigment print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta
2cm extra white border around for easy framing.

The signed certificate of authenticity document, security tamper and a signed label is shipped to the buyer as soon as the artwork is delivered and accepted.

I work hard to create artwork of the highest quality and take great care to assure quality in each step. In the unlikely event that the print should arrive damaged, or simply just don’t meet your expectation, I will make my absolute best to remedy the situation so that you can feel confident with your purchase.

A surrealist work isn’t about the piece itself, or even the artist who created it. In truth, it’s all about you - Welcome to my surreal world. 

Erik Brede is a critically acclaimed photographer and digital artist with more than 30 years experience whose work has been exhibited and published in France, Italy, UK, the United States and Norway, and delivering unique, fine art photography to corporate, Healthcare, The Hospitality Sector, Cruise Ships and High-End Residences all over the world. 

He was born in 1971 in Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway, where his photography journey started at the age of 11 after his father introduced him to the great magic of film development and post-production in his low budget darkroom. Even if the old analogue darkroom is replaced by Photoshop and Lightroom, his vision and creative ideas are still the same. 

Producing a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver is what Brede’s artwork focuses on. Influenced by renowned artist like Ansel Adams and Rene Magritte, Brede creates surreal and fine digital artwork. Brede follows a conceptual approach thus utilizing a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered manner. 

His work focuses on concrete questions that determine our existence and has been sold to the television industry, record industries and collectors all over the world, and published in books like ‘The Best of Photography 2014’, ‘The Best of Photography 2015’ and ‘International Contemporary Artist vol. X’. 

Favourite quote "You don’t take a photograph, you make it." – Ansel Adams 

No matter what your budget allows, Erik Brede Photography will deliver unique Photographic Art for any home, office and hotel walls.

Specifications

PublisherErik Brede
FramedNot included
Certificate of authenticityIncluded
Condition/detailsExcellent
SignatureIncluded