“Looking at Irmers pictures, we start at unity, singularity. All the processes, the time, effort that went into the picture is discovered only step by step: the single, flat, dark object starts to draw us into it. New structures and elements appear on the seemingly inscrutable surface, black is never really black but different shades of brown, a flat is never a flat, but composed of pixels. We get a feeling for the structure, the space between the pixels. The painting like quality of the image lets us question the process of producing it.
How did we get from the actual place, the photo has been taken, to this image? When has it been taken and where. We discover that it is not only one photo and wonder, how far apart these two places are, how much time lies between them? How long did it take to bring them together? In the end what was captured in the unity of the piece has enfolded in our minds and eyes to a vital, vivid work. The trick to accomplish the transition is to go deeper and deeper into the image from the flat surface to the hidden space and time beneath.”