Sebastiaan Knot (NL 1970) is a visual artist living and working in Rotterdam - the Netherlands who uses light as his material to create contrasts of color and form with wich the given space is beautified.
Deciding between art school and an internship to become a photographer he chose the latter and joined the Persian photographer Kiarash Tayebi. After a diverse career as a photographer, graphic and webdesigner he went on to establish his own photography studio which he still runs successfully for 20 plus years. In recent years his work has shifted from commercial clients and commisioned assignments to fine art.
Showing most recently at Bos Fine Art Galerie in the Hague, he sells work both internationally and in the Netherlands. His work are in the collection of the Maasstad Hospital and in private collections.
He is represented by Bos Fine Art Galerie
A composition of simple shapes is placed in the studio. Around the composition are set up studio lamps with different color filters. When shooting, the composition is illuminated simultaneously by all lamps. This creates a shot in which a unique moment is captured with scattered light, shadows and mixed colors. The use of a lens adds optical illusion and questions what you see. There is no digital manipulation of the image. The works are unique or in limited editions.