Join Sebastiaan Bremer at the release of his new book "To Joy"

Hales Gallery is pleased to announce the release of Sebastiaan Bremer's new book To Joy.


Join Sebastiaan Bremer for the release of To Joy at the following events:


Thursday, October 29, 7pm, Brooklyn, NY

Book signing at Spoonbill and Sugartown Booksellers

218 Bedford Avenue


Thursday, November 12, 7:30pm, Brooklyn, NY

Book signing, screening and conversation at The Wythe Hotel Theatre

Screening of The Bricklayer’s Son by Tjebbo Penning ft. Sebastiaan and son, Tobias & a special surprise

Please RSVP at limited seating

80 Wythe Avenue


Wednesday, November 18, 6pm, NYC, NY

Book signing and talk at LES Printshop

306 W 37th St


Thursday, December 3, Miami Beach, FL

Book signing at Art Basel Miami

Elephant Magazine Booth


Additional locations for viewing:


October 14-18

Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt, Germany

FRAME Publishers Bookstand


October 20-27

Athenaeum Booksellers, Amsterdam, Netherlands


November 5-8

EAB Fair, New York LES Printshop Stand


Thru November 7

Street Called Straight (extended)

Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Thru January 3 2016

Affinity Atlas
Tang Museum, Skidmore College


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.

Charlotte Cotton, esteemed independent writer and curator, introduces the book with an essay outlining the importance of Bremer’s contribution to contemporary photography. Bremer’s own personal writings are like an intimate studio visit of his artistic practice, and an essay by Gregory Volk, an art critic for Art in America and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, poetically describes the emergence of Bremer’s unique work in Brooklyn in the 1990s. Designed by Christiaan Kuypers, a New York-based creative director, this visual book reads and flows like an autobiographic novel.


For more information and to buiy a copy of the book please click here.

October 17, 2015