06 March 2015 // Simcha van Helden //Rotterdam
//WEEKLY ART REPORT
Bram Braam is a Dutch visual artist who examines the concept of the ‘ideal city’ concerning urbanism of the future. He questions what remains of the utopian ideas of various artists and architects of the 20th century. Did their ideas survive time? Central in his works are the visions of the past that live on in the here and now.
Braam’s fascinations for ideologies of the past have contributed in his development as an artist; the imperfection in architecture is a returning source of inspiration. By showing material and construction he tempts to make the imperfection visible. The conceptual basis of Braam’s work effortlessly flows over in the esthetical shape of his sculptures. He traces back the contradictions between nature and culture in geometric shapes with an unprecedented visual strength.