Sebastiaan Bremer


EscapeIntoLife_Sebastiaan_Bremer1This Glass To Him, The Good Spirit,  Schöner Götterfunken IV, 2010, acrylic and inks on C Print, 25.4 x 25.4 cm

EscapeIntoLife_SebastiaanBremer2A Loving Father Must Dwell,  Schöner Götterfunken I, 2010, acrylic and inks on C Print, 25.4 x 25.4 cm

EscapeIntoLife_SebastiaanBremer3Flowers It Calls Forth From Their Buds,  Schöner Götterfunken XVI, 2010, acrylic and inks on C Print, 25.4 x 25.4 cm

EscapeIntoLife_SebastiaanBremer4Whoever Has Had The Great Fortune, Schöner Götterfunken XI, 2010, acrylic and inks on C Print, 25.4 x 25.4 cm

EscapeIntoLife_SebastiaanBremer5To Virtues Steep Hill, Schöner Götterfunken XV, 2010, acrylic and inks on C Print, 25.4 x 25.4 cm

EscapeIntoLife_SebastiaanBremer6Haarlems Starry Night, 2010, acrylic and inks on Gelatin Silver Print, 33 x 22.5 cm

EscapeIntoLife_SebastiaanBremer7Little Cat In The Studio,  2011, unique hand-painted chromogenic print with mixed media, 28.5 x 42.5 cm

EscapeIntoLife_SebastiaanBremer8First Second Doll,  2010, ink and acrylic on C-Print, 26.5 x 34..5 cm

EscapeIntolife_SebastiaanBremer9Everything Flows, 2009, acrylic and inks on Gelatin Silver Print, 50.8 x 61 cm

EscapeIntoLife_SebastiaanBremer10Roots and Branches, 2010, inks on Lamda Print, 41.25 x 61 cm

About Sebastiaan Bremer

Sebastiaan Bremer, b. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1970,  is renowned for transforming ordinary snapshots into grandly baroque and surreal tableaux by a careful process of retouching and enlargement. Since his first solo show, in 1994, he has exhibited in venues such as the Tate Gallery, London, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, and the Aldrich Museum, Connecticut. He has been based in the United States since 1992.

About Sebastiaan Bremer’s Process

Typically, Bremer starts by enlarging unassuming snapshots, the kind that fall out of an overflowing album or pile up in a drawer. These more or less blurred photographs show family, friends, lovers, homes, and landscapes―mementoes ranging from Bremer’s infancy to recent days. At times he overlays multiple images, other times the photographic paper, though exposed, is almost blank. In some cases he manipulates the pictures with photographic dyes before he embarks on an intellectual and emotional voyage that involves his signature process of applying thousands of tiny ink dots, which grow into delicate and fluid webs of rippling and rolling lines. (Sabine Russ, bombsite.com)

Sebastiaan Bremer’s Website

Sebastiaan Bremer at Houk Gallery