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 participated in various exhibitions in several countries, inclusive of the UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some of his recent exhibitions include ‘Something Above; Somewhere Beyond’, ‘Nida International Photography Symposium 2018’, ‘The Society of Scottish Artists 121st Annual Exhibition’, ‘The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2017’, ‘The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 16’, ‘FUTUREPROOF’ I and II, ‘Pingyao International Photography Festival’, ‘Photomakers of NAFA’, and ‘Glasgow Aye Open House Festival’. Sebastian’s works showed at The Royal Scottish Academy on eight different occasions, including the annual exhibitions of The Society of Scottish Artists and The Royal Scottish Academy. In 2013, a work from the series ‘An Inquiry into the Marine Condition’ received The Royal Scottish Academy Latimer Award. In 2015, his works ‘Amidst the Colours’ 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), The University of the West of Scotland, DECK (Singapore), and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Sebastian’s research interests inquire into the (in)commensurability between East and West philosophical concepts. His postgraduate research focused upon the conceptual relationality between Daoism and Chinese landscape ink painting, Heideggerian and Daoist metaphysics, examining the possibilities of Heideggerian ontology applicability upon the poeticism of Chinese landscape ink painting. In 2017, Sebastian 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 lives and works in Singapore. He is currently making new works and preparing for exhibitions in Singapore and the UK in 2019. Sebastian is a member of Society of Scottish Artists.