Sebastian is an interdisciplinary artist who graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research in Creative Practices and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art.
In the last five years, Sebastian has participated in various exhibitions in several countries, inclusive of the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some of his recent exhibitions include The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2017, The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 16, The 118th Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, FUTUREPROOF I and II, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Photomakers of NAFA, Glasgow Aye Open House Festival. Sebastian’s works showed at The Royal Scottish Academy on seven different occasions, including the yearly The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibitions and The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibitions. In 2013, a work from the series ‘An Inquiry into the Marine Condition’ received The Royal Scottish Academy Latimer Award. In 2015, his works were selected for The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 16, as well as received The Royal Glasgow Institute New Graduate Prize.
In recent years, Sebastian has been invited by various organisations and institutions for talks, lectures, as well as tutorials, and these include City of Glasgow College, Hillhead Library (Glasgow), The Royal Scottish Academy, Mount Florida Studios (Glasgow), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore) and The University of the West of Scotland. Sebastian’s research interests inquire into the (in)commensurability between East and West philosophical concepts. His postgraduate research focused upon the relations between ideas of Daoism and Chinese landscape ink painting, Heideggerian and Daoist metaphysics, in an attempt to examine the applicability of Heideggerian ontology upon the poetics of Chinese landscape ink painting. He wrote an essay surveying the topic of landscape photography in the age of the Anthropocene, and was subsequently published in NOTES, a photography journal based in Scotland.
Sebastian is currently based in Singapore. He is making new works, and is working towards exhibitions in Singapore and the UK. Sebastian is a member of Society of Scottish Artists.