Please join the artist SEBASTIAAN BREMER at our Book Launch Party for:

                                      SEBASTIAAN BREMER: TO JOY


Thursday Night, October 29, 7:00 PM, Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers, 218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. 718-398-7322. Refreshments galore. Admission is Free — buy a book!

Sebastiaan Bremer – To Joy is a detailed exploration of the influences, source material and groundbreaking technique of the US-based
Dutch artist.
The book is an illustrated guide – part-intelligentsia, part-phantasmagoria, part-secret journal – through the labyrinthine imagination of this contemporary artist. Sebastiaan Bremer’s 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. Bremer creates his subjects from a swirling ring of psychedelic/art historical/personal anecdotal ecstasy. Sex, death, family, art, history, love and lust come in and out of focus as the imagery morphs into layers of alchemy and meaning.

About Sebastiaan Bremer
Sebastiaan Bremer was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1970. He attended the open studio programme at the Vrije Academie in The Hague from 1989 until 1991. During his early years, he meticulously reproduced personal photographs in paint. Moving to New York in 1992, he began to work primarily in black and white, reemphasising his connection to photography. Later, he began experimenting with murals, collage paintings and drawing directly on photographs, the style which he continues to use today.

Publication details
•  Released 8 September 2015
•  Frame Publishers
•  English
•  Written by Sebastiaan Bremer, Charlotte Cotton and Gregory Volk
•  Graphic design by Christiaan Kuypers
•  330 x 330 mm
•  124 pages, with 5 fold-outs / full colour / hardcover
•  ISBN 978-94-91727-78-8



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