Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to announce the publication of four new editions by Sebastiaan Bremer. The suite To Joy was inspired by Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy. Bremer used his 1972 family vacation photographs to create an atmosphere of profound peace and optimism. Bremer’s technique is to enhance the surface quality with hand painting and mirrors, and by removing and replacing cut-outs. His whimsy approach creates a more harmonious mood in the family album images, while also suggesting nostalgia for times past.
Sebastiaan Bremer created To Joy: Heavenly The Sanctuary, To Joy: Universal Time Machine, To Joy: Nature’s Bosom, and To Joy: The Good Spirit as part of the Printshop’s exclusive Publishing Residency, working with printers Erik Hougen and James Miller. The large-scale archival inkjet, hand panting, and collage prints measure 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm), unframed, printed in editions of 10, and are priced at $4,000. To Joy: The Good Spirit measures 24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm), unframed, is an unnumbered edition of 5, and is priced at $3,000.
SEBASTIAAN BREMER (b. 1970 Amsterdam, The Netherlands; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) attended the open studio program at the Vrije Academie in The Hague from 1989 until 1991. He received the Werkbeurs Grant from FBKVB in Holland and moved to New York in 1992. In 2001 he had a solo debut Veronica at Roebling Hall, New York. Solo exhibitions include Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland; Hales Gallery, London, UK; Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany; James Fuentes, New York, NY; BravinLee Programs, New York, NY; Hales Gallery, London, UK; and Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden. His work is part of many collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Berger Collection, Zurich, Switzerland; and the Rabobank collection, The Netherlands. His work has been featured in many publications and was the subject of two monographs.