Sebastiaan Bremer: Avila

Sebastiaan Bremer: Avila
Library Shelf Location 18.BREM
Publication Date 2007
Description Sebastiaan Bremer's work originates from snap-shots taken by either him, friends or family, which Bremer enlarges as C-prints. He keeps an archive of these personal photographs and sorts through them to find a suitable image. What is locked in Bremer's memory forms the ground work for each piece of his work. Once the right image is found, redeveloped and printed to size, Bremer starts to draw intricate webs of small dots with white retouching paint over the photographic surface. Paradoxically this process obscures sections of the original image whilst redefining other parts, adding a new content to each piece. These ethereal drawings change the once familiar image into something more opaque, each thread spreads organically over the surface like the mycelia of a fungal growth creating a sense of decay. Thin washes of coloured India ink are occasionally applied by Bremer creating imagery reminiscent to the colours you see when you close your eyes. Each piece varies in its level of abstraction. The visceral quality of the work lies in its inventiveness and technical complexity, whilst the compositions created by Bremer have a fine balance between the intricate and bold.
ISBN 9789078670018
Quantity 1
Pages 112
Authors Jordan Kantor, Sabine Russ
Format Flexi-bound
Publishers Roebling Hall, 99 Publishers, Haarlem, Netherlands
Related Artist Sebastiaan Bremer
Categories Drawing, Painting, Photography
Artist's Nationality Dutch
Language English

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