Meticulous and experimental,Sebastian transforms the mundane into the mesmeric, providing an escape from the realities of everyday life into an idyllic concept world. Creating visionary `Geometric hollow’ and abstract structures, in an attempt to depict the internal law in the world around us, he builds up complexity and interrelation from the repetition and adaptation of simple forms.
Influenced by landscape and space,Sebastian`s work explores a gamut of different phenomena such as anima, bumps,geometric construction,and contradictory space. He has a strong interest in the representation of space, and this interest has not only been represented in sculpture, but in large size device works on public – investigations of space through meditative programing.
Striving for a sense of harmony, even in the most uncertain of circumstances, inspires me to make sculpture. I aim to stimulate emotions, feelings and the imagination. I want to create an atmosphere conducive to achieving a sense of well-being, happiness and joy. My work is figurative but it is meant to be metaphorical, not simply representational. In attempting to achieve a spiritual balance in my life and work, I look for alternatives to the self-absorption, materialism and cynicism that often seem prevalent in society. I try to focus on the metaphysical rather than the evidence of the physical world.
My sculpture is somewhat autobiographical. I left a successful financial career to pursue the creation of art when I became disillusioned with the purposelessness of accumulation. I discovered that thought, when acted upon, is transformative and very powerful. In my search for equilibrium in precarious situations (be they emotional or economical), a moment of significant radical insight, brought about – not by a modification in material circumstances – but by a simple change in thought and the way those circumstances were perceived, revolutionized my life.
I think of art as a form of language in which there are two simultaneous dialogs. There is the dialog of creation, which takes place between the artist and the object of his efforts. The artist`s motivations are essential to the creative process resulting in a successful work of art but these motivations may or may not be evident to the subsequent viewer. This dialog usually disappears with the passage of time
The second dialog takes place between the art object and the viewing audience. This depends on both the ability of the object to stimulate a reaction in the viewer and the personal history the viewer brings to the experience. Great art emotionally moves people. It contains honesty in both conception and execution that comes from deep within. Before Alta Mira, through out time, the greatest art has been used to communicate man`s most urgent messages. These messages are usually not clever, cynical or selfish but come from the deepest reaches of the soul.