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Seb Janiak is a photographic artist whose work explores conditions in which opposites can co-exist, revealing the visual characteristics of the hidden forces that shape the physical universe. He creates images that blend science with creativity, analytics with the poetic. He lives and works in Paris, France.

Janiak began his career as a graphic designer. While freelancing, he engaged with state-of-the-art technology, becoming a pioneer in the field of digital photography. His work gained him global attention, and he expanded into music video directing, fashion photography, and finally into fine art. Since 2009, he has focused on expanding the potential of contemporary analogue photography.

Since 2009, Janiak has only used basic photographic tools. He says, “I only allow myself the techniques which have been used in analogue photography since 1850. Namely, making adjustments to contrast and exposure, and using superimposition." When a special effect is needed in order to achieve a particular shot, he finds a way to achieve it manually rather than through digital manipulation, for example by using refraction (a prism) or reflectivity (a mirror). The fantastical images he produces seem impossible, but they are in fact pictures of the physical world that surrounds us at all times.

Janiak is interested in duality and the unseen forces that inhabit the space between what we perceive of as imaginative and as scientific. His work thus serves as a photographic bridge between data and creativity. In fact, he believes there is no separation between science and art—the apparent dichotomy is only a way of conceptualizing the multiple simultaneous states of being at work in the visible universe. Whether his inspiration comes from a philosophical inquiry, a spiritual question, or a revelation about the nature of physics, in the end he circles back to all three areas of thought, using one as a departure point, but in the process capturing what is beautiful about all.

About Seb Janiak, French designer Philippe Starck wrote:

“Seb has shown that the impossible can be achieved...He has done a lot (that is to say he has committed himself completely) to try to draw us into poetic spaces, with a rigour that sets him apart from his successors. Each of his images, each of his artistic gestures have an elegance and a madness which are both natural and structural. I will forever be grateful to him for this reason: how many artists can be said to bring our dreams and visions so strongly to life that they are with us every day?"

Work by Janiak is widely collected and has been exhibited globally, including at Art Basel Miami and FIAC.


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All artworks of Seb Janiak
Photography, Magnetic Radiation 02, Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 02

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 43.3 inch

$5,810

Photography, Gravity - Liquid 05, Seb Janiak

Gravity - Liquid 05

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 33.9 inch

$5,810

Photography, Magnetic Radiation 11, Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 11

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 43.3 inch

$5,810

Photography, Résonance - water drop 251, Seb Janiak

Résonance - water drop 251

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 43.3 inch

$5,810

Photography, Gravity - Bulle d’air 04, Seb Janiak

Gravity - Bulle d’air 04

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 33.9 inch

$5,810

Photography, Magnetic Radiation 99 (Medium), Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 99 (Medium)

Seb Janiak

Photography - 47.2 x 35.4 inch

$4,622

Photography, Gravity liquid 58 (Large), Seb Janiak

Gravity liquid 58 (Large)

Seb Janiak

Photography - 50 x 39.4 inch

$5,810

Photography, Gravity Liquid 02 (Medium), Seb Janiak

Gravity Liquid 02 (Medium)

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 33.9 inch

$4,622

Photography, Gravity Liquid 83, Seb Janiak

Gravity Liquid 83

Seb Janiak

Photography - 27.6 x 55.1 inch

$6,338

Photography, Photon 01, Seb Janiak

Photon 01

Seb Janiak

Photography - 39.4 x 52.4 inch

$5,810

Photography, Gravity - Liquid 04, Seb Janiak

Gravity - Liquid 04

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 33.9 inch

$5,810

Photography, Gravity Liquid 02 (Large), Seb Janiak

Gravity Liquid 02 (Large)

Seb Janiak

Photography - 63 x 49.2 inch

$7,923

Photography, Gravity liquid 01, Seb Janiak

Gravity liquid 01

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 33.9 inch

$5,810

Photography, Gravity Bulle d'air 01, Seb Janiak

Gravity Bulle d'air 01

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 33.9 inch

$5,810

Photography, Gravity - Liquid 21, Seb Janiak

Gravity - Liquid 21

Seb Janiak

Photography - 51.6 x 39.4 inch

$5,810

Photography, Gravity - Liquid 19, Seb Janiak

Gravity - Liquid 19

Seb Janiak

Photography - 27.6 x 55.1 inch

$6,338

Photography, Gravity - Liquid 51, Seb Janiak

Gravity - Liquid 51

Seb Janiak

Photography - 41.3 x 91.7 inch

$10,828

Photography, Photon 06, Seb Janiak

Photon 06

Seb Janiak

Photography - 39.4 x 52.4 inch

$5,810

Photography, Morphogenetic field - AB negative blood, Seb Janiak

Morphogenetic field - AB negative blood

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 43.3 inch

$5,810

Photography, Photon 04, Seb Janiak

Photon 04

Seb Janiak

Photography - 39.4 x 52.4 inch

$6,866

Photography, Magnetic Radiation 14 (Large), Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 14 (Large)

Seb Janiak

Photography - 63 x 63 inch

$7,923

Photography, Magnetic radiation 01, Seb Janiak

Magnetic radiation 01

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 43.3 inch

$7,923

Photography, Morphogenetic field - Beluga caviar, Seb Janiak

Morphogenetic field - Beluga caviar

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 43.3 inch

$5,810

Photography, Gravity - Bulle d’air 05, Seb Janiak

Gravity - Bulle d’air 05

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 33.9 inch

$5,810

Photography, Résonance - water drop 84 Medium, Seb Janiak

Résonance - water drop 84 Medium

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 43.3 inch

$5,810

Photography, Morphogenetic field - Dandelion (Pissenlit), Seb Janiak

Morphogenetic field - Dandelion (Pissenlit)

Seb Janiak

Photography - 43.3 x 43.3 inch

$5,810

Photography, Résonnance - water drop 84 (Large), Seb Janiak

Résonnance - water drop 84 (Large)

Seb Janiak

Photography - 63 x 63 inch

$8,583

Photography, Magnetic Radiation 14 (Medium), Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 14 (Medium)

Seb Janiak

Photography - 47.2 x 47.2 inch

$4,622

Photography, Magnetic Radiation 99 (Large), Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 99 (Large)

Seb Janiak

Photography - 70.9 x 53.1 inch

$7,923

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Who is the artist?

Seb Janiak is a photographic artist whose work explores conditions in which opposites can co-exist, revealing the visual characteristics of the hidden forces that shape the physical universe. He creates images that blend science with creativity, analytics with the poetic. He lives and works in Paris, France.

Janiak began his career as a graphic designer. While freelancing, he engaged with state-of-the-art technology, becoming a pioneer in the field of digital photography. His work gained him global attention, and he expanded into music video directing, fashion photography, and finally into fine art. Since 2009, he has focused on expanding the potential of contemporary analogue photography.

Since 2009, Janiak has only used basic photographic tools. He says, “I only allow myself the techniques which have been used in analogue photography since 1850. Namely, making adjustments to contrast and exposure, and using superimposition." When a special effect is needed in order to achieve a particular shot, he finds a way to achieve it manually rather than through digital manipulation, for example by using refraction (a prism) or reflectivity (a mirror). The fantastical images he produces seem impossible, but they are in fact pictures of the physical world that surrounds us at all times.

Janiak is interested in duality and the unseen forces that inhabit the space between what we perceive of as imaginative and as scientific. His work thus serves as a photographic bridge between data and creativity. In fact, he believes there is no separation between science and art—the apparent dichotomy is only a way of conceptualizing the multiple simultaneous states of being at work in the visible universe. Whether his inspiration comes from a philosophical inquiry, a spiritual question, or a revelation about the nature of physics, in the end he circles back to all three areas of thought, using one as a departure point, but in the process capturing what is beautiful about all.

About Seb Janiak, French designer Philippe Starck wrote:

“Seb has shown that the impossible can be achieved...He has done a lot (that is to say he has committed himself completely) to try to draw us into poetic spaces, with a rigour that sets him apart from his successors. Each of his images, each of his artistic gestures have an elegance and a madness which are both natural and structural. I will forever be grateful to him for this reason: how many artists can be said to bring our dreams and visions so strongly to life that they are with us every day?"

Work by Janiak is widely collected and has been exhibited globally, including at Art Basel Miami and FIAC.

What is Seb Janiak’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Cosmic Art

When was Seb Janiak born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1966