Sebastiaan Knot (NL 1970) is a visual artist living and working in Rotterdam - the Netherlands who uses light as his material to create contrasts of color and form with which the given space is beautified.
After a diverse career as a photographer, graphic and webdesigner he went on to establish his own photography studio which he still runs successfully for 20 plus years. In recent years his work has shifted from commercial clients and commissioned assignments to fine art.
Showing most recently at Bos Fine Art Galerie in Utrecht, he sells work both internationally and in the Netherlands. His work is in the collection of the Maasstad Hospital and in private collections. Notible exhibition has been with the Fondation Vasarely in July 2022 where his work was shown in a show with Victor Vasarely. He is represented by Project 2.0 Gallery (the Hague NL), Bos Fine Art Galerie (Utrecht NL) and exhibited by IdeelArt (London UK)
A composition of simple colorless shapes is placed in the studio. Multiple studio strobes with different color filters are set up. When shooting, the scene is illuminated simultaneously by all lamps for a 1/1000 sec. This creates a shot in which a unique moment is captured with scattered light, shadows and mixed colors. The use of a lens adds optical illusion and questions what you see. There is no digital manipulation to the image. The works are unique or in limited editions.
All day long we consume information. An overload of images, advertising, social media. Like fast food. Our senses are working overtime and our attention span is at an ultime low. In my work I’m searching to breach this patern. The images encourage to investigate and to take a closer look. I would love the viewer to slow down and realy experience the color and light that is the image. In a way consume the image. Not as fast food but as a healing experience.
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