To search for a new truth in a challenging time captures the essence of the body of work by photographer Martin Sweers. The perspectives we have on how things should be in our daily lives feel like our truth. But what happens when something shifts, this truth might change rapidly?
This project has its origin when 4 years ago the artist slowly slid in his Burn-out. A period of time where he became anxious and afraid to do the normal things in his daily life. As a result, he couldn’t work any longer. The biggest enemy at this point was his own mind and dealing with the loss of self-worth. He no longer was a successful photographer; slowly he became less of the person he thought he was. At rock bottom, there was nothing he could call “himself” but out of that a short moment of joy, with a realization. “All is gone but I’m still here” That moment paved the way for a new approach of working and recovery, the seed of the “Error in Truth” series was planted.
The complete series of about 100 images captures flowers and plants that are carefully burned and turned to carbon. Every picture stands for a specific part of the artist's story. In a way, the flowers resemble the challenges the artist needed to deal with. To spend a lot of time with them and to care for them so delicately he learned to see new truth. That the lows of your life could be a gift to grow and appreciate the effects they can bring.
The Error in Truth book will be a limited edition of 555 copies all of them unique no copy is the same because of the char streak on the cut of the book. All the copies are numbered. It will be containing over a 100 images and counts 224 pages.
The hardcover coffee table book measures 24x32 cm, and is printed with the highest standards of the fine art book industry.
The series "Error in Truth" is now also available as exclusive Art Prints. These prints are all numbered signed and have official hologram one of a kind markings. Every photo comes in different sizes but is limited in its editions. Ones all the editions are sold the image goes of the market.
We are working with the highest standard of printing and framing. The work will be printed by a 11 color inkjet printer on high grade archival cotton paper.
If you want to know more and receive a catalog, please contact below by email or phone.
At this stage it is not possible to order these prints online. Because of the high degree of personal care we put in the guidance of making these art works.
Feel free to contact if you have any questions.
T. 06 4662 5495
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