“I drew these trees on fields of color. They look like out of focus landscapes, which I made by photographing collages -made out of ColorAid paper- out of focus. I started making these collages in 1998 for a series of paintings, when I was still quite starry eyed and looked forward to new horizons. Now in this time, I figured it is time to bring this idea back to life. The colorfield landscapes I made from remembered landscapes from my childhood, and I like how they provide a horizon for us at this strange time. The trees are what I see around my neighborhood here in Brooklyn these days as I run around the track- they are good reminders of how time can be experienced differently, and how this all will pass. It seems that in this period of uncertainty our future is taken away- we can’t plan on a future like we used to, everything seems in limbo and we aren’t as free to count on predictably – which was an idee fixe anyway but still..
This project can be a renewed attempt to create this future, this horizon, overseen by these living forms with long lifespans, the trees that surround and oversee us. We need solace and horizons with color, and at this time this is meaningful, perhaps more now than at other times.”— Sebastiaan Bremer