November 2015: Book Launch at Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers
Artist Sebastiaan Bremer popped up in a Williamsburg bookstore to meet readers and sign his new book To Joy. A gathering at Spoonbill & Sugartown Books marked the publication’s debut in the USA.
Sebastiaan Bremer – To Joy is an illustrated guide – part-intelligentsia, part-phantasmagoria, part-secret journal – through the labyrinthine imagination of this contemporary artist. His work has a connection to photography, utilising a unique style of drawing directly onto photographs that he has honed over the years. The artworks explode with energy as his obsessively-painted white dots rise over his photographic canvases like clouds of smoke. For an impression of the book, please find an excerpt of the book below where the artist is describing how one of is artworks came about – in particular, the artwork where he depicts his goddaughter swimming in a pool, holding her breath, where ‘small white dots in ink trace the waves in the water.
Further insight can be gained into the working life of this contemporary artist from the exclusive interview where he explains about his influences and inspirations.