New York–based Dutch artist Sebastiaan Bremer mines extant images for his photographic alterations; his sources are usually personal, but he also looks for images that carry wider cultural implications. He is interested in how we consume images: what does a photographic image signify? Which archetypes does it represent and what personal meanings does it carry? In an effort to bring forth latent associations, Bremer makes free-associative changes to his found photographs—either adding or subtracting, or both.
Sebastiaan Bremer, Bloemen (2015)
- Suite of five inkjet prints with hand- additions and collage elements, image 12 x 8 1/2 inches each, sheet 18 x 13 1/2 inches each. Edition of 6. Printed and published by the Lower East Side Printshop, New York. $1,800 each.