Sebastian Riemer analyzes the anatomy of the image. Throughout the contemporary German artist’s work, Riemer appropriates and manipulates preexisting imagery to examine the social and aesthetic lives of pictures. The artist often inverts the colors or enlarges details of found photographs and paintings, bridging the historical and contemporary contexts through his own manipulation.Read More
Sebastian Riemer received his M.F.A. in Photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he studied for two years under Thomas Ruff. Born in Oberhausen, Germany, Riemer has exhibited extensively throughout Germany, Russia, Poland and Istanbul. His work utilizes the manipulation of the photographic image, and has garnered him international acclaim, earning him the Audi Art Award Neue Fotografie (2012), as well as the German Youth Photoprice (2014). Riemer’s works are held in the permanent photographic collections at the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, as well as the City Museum Düsseldorf. He currently lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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