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Seb Janiak

Seb Janiak

France • Born in: 1966

Cosmic art

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French artists

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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Seb Janiak, Gravity liquid 58 (Large), Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity liquid 58 (Large), 2015 50 x 39.4 inch Photography

$5,426

Our recommendations Seb Janiak, Gravity - Liquid 05, Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity - Liquid 05, 2014 43.3 x 33.9 inch Photography

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Our recommendations Seb Janiak, Magnetic Radiation 02, Photography

Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 02, 2012 43.3 x 43.3 inch Photography

$5,426

Our recommendations Seb Janiak, Magnetic Radiation 11, Photography

Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 11, 2012 43.3 x 43.3 inch Photography

$5,426

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Seb Janiak

Résonance - water drop 251, 2016 43.3 x 43.3 inch Photography

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Seb Janiak

Gravity - Bulle d’air 04, 2013 43.3 x 33.9 inch Photography

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Seb Janiak, Magnetic Radiation 99 (Medium), Photography

Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 99 (Medium), 2012 47.2 x 35.4 inch Photography

$4,316

Seb Janiak, Gravity Liquid 83, Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity Liquid 83, 2015 27.6 x 55.1 inch Photography

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Seb Janiak, Gravity Bulle d'air 01, Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity Bulle d'air 01, 2013 43.3 x 33.9 inch Photography

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

Seb Janiak

Gravity - Bulle d’air 05, 2013 43.3 x 33.9 inch Photography

$5,426

Seb Janiak, Magnetic Radiation 99 (Large), Photography

Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 99 (Large), 2012 70.9 x 53.1 inch Photography

$7,398

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

Seb Janiak

Résonnance - water drop 84 (Large), 2016 63 x 63 inch Photography

$8,015

Seb Janiak, Gravity Liquid 02 (Medium), Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity Liquid 02 (Medium), 2014 43.3 x 33.9 inch Photography

$4,316

Seb Janiak, Magnetic Radiation 14 (Medium), Photography

Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 14 (Medium), 2011 47.2 x 47.2 inch Photography

$4,316

Seb Janiak, Photon 01, Photography

Seb Janiak

Photon 01, 2012 39.4 x 52.4 inch Photography

$5,426

Seb Janiak, Gravity - Liquid 04, Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity - Liquid 04, 2014 43.3 x 33.9 inch Photography

$5,426

Seb Janiak, Gravity Liquid 02 (Large), Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity Liquid 02 (Large), 2014 63 x 49.2 inch Photography

$7,398

Seb Janiak, Gravity liquid 01, Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity liquid 01, 2014 43.3 x 33.9 inch Photography

$5,426

Seb Janiak, Gravity - Liquid 21, Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity - Liquid 21, 2015 51.6 x 39.4 inch Photography

$5,426

Seb Janiak, Gravity - Liquid 19, Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity - Liquid 19, 2015 27.6 x 55.1 inch Photography

$5,919

Seb Janiak, Gravity - Liquid 51, Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity - Liquid 51, 2015 41.3 x 91.7 inch Photography

$10,111

Seb Janiak, Photon 06, Photography

Seb Janiak

Photon 06, 2012 39.4 x 52.4 inch Photography

$5,426

Seb Janiak, Morphogenetic field - AB negative blood, Photography

Seb Janiak

Morphogenetic field - AB negative blood, 2016 43.3 x 43.3 inch Photography

$5,426

Seb Janiak, Photon 04, Photography

Seb Janiak

Photon 04, 2012 39.4 x 52.4 inch Photography

$6,412

Seb Janiak, Magnetic Radiation 14 (Large), Photography

Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 14 (Large), 2011 63 x 63 inch Photography

$7,398

Seb Janiak, Magnetic radiation 01, Photography

Seb Janiak

Magnetic radiation 01, 2012 43.3 x 43.3 inch Photography

$7,398

Seb Janiak, Morphogenetic field - Beluga caviar, Photography

Seb Janiak

Morphogenetic field - Beluga caviar, 2016 43.3 x 43.3 inch Photography

$5,426

Seb Janiak, Résonance - water drop 84 Medium, Photography

Seb Janiak

Résonance - water drop 84 Medium, 2016 43.3 x 43.3 inch Photography

$5,426

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

Seb Janiak

Morphogenetic field - Dandelion (Pissenlit), 2016 43.3 x 43.3 inch Photography

$5,426

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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