Sebastian Reis



Sebastian Reis’ exhibition Leviathan emerges from an experience of curiosity concerning our less observed surroundings and the actual role they play for our being, where cultural perceptions are shaped through images and stories, which can be repeated, changed, interpreted – and therefore (de-)mystifiedIn Leviathan fact and fiction blend together, redefine narratives, and discuss their inherent absurdity with the result that things might be different from how they first appear.

Sebastian Reis (b. 1985, Austria) is a visual artist living and working in Helsinki, who mainly works with painting, photography, and sculptural elements. His work emerges from a conglomeration of subjective experiences with culture-historical and art-historical occurrences. Reis received an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Germany. His works have been shown recently among others at The Finnish Museum of Photography (FIN), Galeria Pada (PT), The Museum of National History/Frederiksborg Castle (DK), Ljungbergmuseet (SWE), Third Space (FIN).

The exhibition is supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.