While attending the open studio programme at the Vrije Academie in The Hague, Sebastiaan Bremer (1970, The Netherlands) meticulously reproduced personal photographs in paint. Soon after, in 1992, he moved to New York where he began to work primarily in black and white, reemphasising his connection to photography. He was assistant to several artists in New York, and worked and produced for the photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. In 1998, he started to work in the style which he has continued until today: a poetic braille made up of text, personal symbols and ghostly shapes that, when integrated with their complex grounds, disappear again, buried in a sea of suspended dots.
Sebestiaan Bremer is also featured in a book we reviewed recently; Round Trip New York - Amsterdam.