Like a kind of reverse Jules Verne, these visionaries forcefully impressed their imagination on mundane reality, creating fantastic monuments to the forces of progress and technology.
In his new series, De Beijer resurrects this world of 'mythical
engineering'. De Beijer constructs detailed miniature scenes from paper and cardboard, which he subsequently lights and photographs. Working in fragile, base materials, the artist does not strive to recreate the engineering feats themselves. Instead, his work focuses on creating resonant, iconic images of the age of visionaries.
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