"There are no other paradises than lost paradises."
-Jorge Luis Borges
The photographic work of Alfonso Brezmes lies on the border of fiction and gaming. His photographs are imbued with great visual poetry. In the series Paradise under construction, the viewer is transported to an imaginary country, a sort of lost Eden, a surreal world where everything is possible. One comes across strange creatures out of the mist: mysterious characters, travelers, lost children wandering among the ruins of a lost paradise.
Between the jungle and the icebergs, Alfonso Brezmes depicts the remains of an idyllic world that has been extinguished. Also known for his collages, and as a storyteller, the Spanish photographer takes the viewer into his world, inviting him to perform and imagine the rest of the story.
Alfonso Brezmes lives and works in Madrid, Spain. Paradise under construction is currently on view in a group exhibition at Galerie VOZ, Paris.
Paradise under construction
Wishing well © Alfonso Brezmes
I' ll take care of your dreams © Alfonso Brezmes
Terra incognita © Alfonso Brezmes
School of angels © Alfonso Brezmes
Jardin d'hiver © Alfonso Brezmes
Unending paradise © Alfonso Brezmes
In the series Postcards from the Future (2009-2010), Alfonso Brezmes depicts a world of forgotten childhood memories. This series was born with the idea of a fantastic time-traveler who would send postcards from the future to us, the present dwellers.
"I was inspired by fables I read when I was a child, and by writers such as Borges, Cortazar, Bradbury or Kafka."
-- Alfonso Brezmes
Diana in the desert of loneliness @ Alfonso Brezmes
Rino's red dream © Alfonso Brezmes
Fallen idol © Alfonso Brezmes
Memoirs du voyage © Alfonso Brezmes
Courtesy of Alfonso Brezmes
"Paradise under construction" on view at Galerie VOZ, Paris
April 6 - July 31, 2012