Jasper de Beijer, ‘The Brazilian Suitcase (Part 1) #9’, 2015, The Watermill Center: Benefit Auction 2017

Amsterdam-based artist Jasper de Beijer’s newest series of conceptual photographs, “The Brazilian Suitcase”, combines photographs from the artist’s trip to the Amazon rainforest, shots of studio constructions, computer-generated scenes, and archival footage to tell the tale of three fictional expeditions in search of a lost civilization. De Beijer’s meticulous research and ongoing interest in history and colonialism create an unsettling foundation for these enigmatic images that explore perception, otherness, and how we digest cultural change. He has exhibited widely throughout Europe and the United States, including solo exhibitions at The Hague Museum of Photography; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver; Museum Het Domein in Sittard, The Netherlands; the Museum de Hallen Harlem, The Netherlands; Gallery Nouvelles Images, The Hague; Gallery TZR-Kai Bruckner, Dusseldorf; Hamish Morisson Gallery, Berlin; the Empire Project, Istanbul; and Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Milano. —Courtesy of The Watermill Center

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Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Asya Geisberg Gallery

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