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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Bas Sebus

''Bas Sebus developed a style that shows familiarities with the dutch school of realistic painters as it concerns the technical merits. His conceptual approach however, differs a lot and is rarely found in the world of realism. The content of his images originates from philosophical and literary sources, resulting in paintings with ‘an idea’ and a highly communicative appearance.

This quality shows a striking turn in fantasy in his paintings used as bookcovers for books produced by the dutch publishers Het Lemniscaat and De Wereldbibliotheek. Recognition by the artworld itself came with the twofold participation on the prestigious exhibition “Koninklijke Subsidie voor Vrije Schilderkunst” in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam and with the assignment of a governmental subsidy (basisstipendium).

In Amsterdam he gave masterclasses on the “Amsterdam Institute for Painting” next to members of the “After Nature” group (Peter Klashorst, Bart Domburg, Jurriaan van Hall) and painters like Siert Dallinga and Frans Fransiscus.

The work of Sebus is in great demand by private persons as well as by large companies. In 1999 he performed a big wallpainting in tempera for a family in Belgium and in the years thereafter he made big size panels for several restaurants on cruiseships from the “Holland Amerika Lijn”. His paintings can be found in several dutch company art collections.''

Alexander Plas

''Bas Sebus (b.1961) studied medicine (1988) in Amsterdam where he lived and worked as an artist until 2000. In 2000 he moved to Hilversum. Sebus is self-taught and studied painting techniques (oil, tempera) as described in books by Doerner and Langlais.''

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