Erik Brede

Erik Brede

Gjerdrum, Akershus, Norway

About Erik Brede

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. 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.

Delivering unique, fine art photography for Corporate, Healthcare, The Hospitality Sector, Cruise Ships and High-End Residences all over the world.

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.

His work 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

Education

High-School Class in photography and film development.

Events

ARTEXPO SUMMER ROME 2018

I will be part of this year's International art exhibition in Rome, Italy, from June 16th to July 1st 2018. Vernissage: Saturday, June 16th 6 pm. at the prestigious space of Domus Romana Art Gallery Via Quattro Fontane, 113 00184 Rome – Situated in one of the most beautiful places in Rome between Piazza di Spagna and Fontana di Trevi in Rome’s historic centre. The Exhibition is open from 15:00 to 22:00 every day of the week! https://www.domus-romana.it/

Exhibitions

ARTEXPO SUMMER ROME 2018
Date: June 16th - July 1st 2018
Vernissage: Saturday, June 16th at 6 pm.
Domus Romana Art Gallery Via Quattro Fontane, 113 00184 Rome, Italy
https://www.domus-romana.it/

Wide open eye
Dates: May 5, 2017 – May 26, 2017
Group Exhibition in Leitrim, Ireland
The aim of the event will be to help Passion Photo raise funds in favour of research against Alzheimer.

In Search of a lost Memory
Dates: Sept. 21, 2016 - Sept. 28, 2016
Venue: RASSEGNA FOTOGRAFICA INTERNAZIONALE

I'm Proud to be one of the selected 68 International Artists for Alzheimer project in a great, beautiful unequalled event, which will begin on September 21 in the city of Taranto, Apulia, Italy.


Valbonne Exhibition 2015

Dates: Sept. 14, 2015 - Sept. 20, 2015
Venue: Le Collectif Echiquier
The international group of photographers, Le Collectif Echiquier, is hosting an exhibition in Valbonne, France from 14th of September to 20th September 2015. I’m proud to be part of this exhibition with 5 of my work.

Fifth Annual Exposure Award

Dates: July 13, 2015 - July 13, 2015
Venue: Louvre Museum, Paris
My photography "Empty Bed" was included in the Black & White Collection exhibition at the Musee du Louvre and was presented at a private reception at hosted at:

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

Villefranche de Rouergue Exhibition 2015

Dates: July 12, 2015 - July 26, 2015

Venue: Le Collectif Echiquier
The international group of photographers, Le Collectif Echiquier, is hosting an exhibition in Villefranche de Rouergue, France from 12th of July to 26th July 2015. I’m proud to be part of this exhibition with 5 of my work.

ELECTRON SALON
International Group Exhibit
February 13-March 5, 2014

Fronton Exhibition 2014, oct 09 - nov 10

The international group of photographers, Le Collectif Echiquier, is hosting an exhibition in Fronton, France from 4th of October to 10th November 2014. I’m proud to be part of this exhibition with 5 of my work.