day trip!..

What started out as a day away from the normality/banality/humdrum of my home town turned into an exciting experience shared with an old friend in Kanazawa over the weekend. We visited the ‘ninjadera’ (and despite the absence of any mysterious fellows in black, it had it’s fair share of traps and secret passages), the magnificent ‘kenrokuen’ garden knee deep in snow, literally a stones throw from Kanazawa castle, and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, which included a stroll around the streets in search of Slant, a well hidden gallery currently displaying some pretty grimey (and according the to the curator/owner) honest zine culture. Pictures of kenrokuen are in the instants on my flickr, and here are links to 21 and the Slant gallery. As always, Kanazawa gave me a refreshing kick in the arse and with a bit of time I might actually finish some of the work that’s been lying around. In the meantime – and I don’t suggest waiting attentively, check out Peter Mcdonald’s (aptly named) Visitor show at 21 and get into his head space. I had a smile on my face the whole time.

Updates…

It’s been a long time between updates! If you’ve been checking back recently, but finding more of the same, apologies. I’m back in the studio now, working hard on a new series of larger works. But being the deep of winter, there has been an equal amount of snow shoveling to do, so progress has been pretty slow. If I can, I hope to have some photos up by the end of the month, plus some notes on shows I plan to see in Tokyo mid February. Til then.

Happy New Year!

2011 has been a busy year, and looking back, it’s been hard to imagine where I found all the time! With my first big solo show and a few group shows in Japan, Australia and the U.S., some work on a music video, plus the daily grind of my regular job, it’s been a mammoth year. But it’s all been possible thanks to the generous efforts of friends, family, and the ever supportive internet community. Big thanks go out Gift Magazine and my friends in Joetsu, NoVacancy, BlackArtProjects, Ewan Macleod, Charles & Ford, PanelPop, Shaking Paper and Ghostpatrol in Melbourne, the very kind people at Domy Books in Austin, and the team at ThisIsColossal in Chicago. And to everyone, all the best over the new year break, look forward to seeing what 2012(year of the dragon) has in store. Be safe and cheers! Sean.

interview up…

Hello everyone, the very kind people at Charles&Ford asked me a few questions about my work recently. If you are interested, pop over for a little look and be sure to check out the insights from some other artists. p.s. New work above. Thank you!

as posted on…

Colossal (Art & Design) has uploaded a little about me and my work on their website. Be sure to check out the incredible work of two more pencil and paper artists at the bottom of the article too. As noted before, Colossal is your one stop website for some really amazing work from all over the world.

guardian…

This guardian piece was done a few months back for a friend (he was very happy with it!), but somehow how I missed the opportunity to share it(?) Pencil on paper. 50x75cm

new work…

Just finished. Pencil on paper. 35×50 cm.

Colossal

For a glimpse at some truly amazing work from all around the work, visit the art blog Colossal. My personal favourites, the kinetic toothpick scuplture  rolling through the bay (Scott Weaver) and the amazing chain sculptures by Korean artist Yeong-Deok Seo

photo: Tinkering Studio

ONE HUNDRED…

Black Art Projects and Langford 120 (Melbourne, Australia) proudly present ONE HUNDRED. An exhibition of drawings from 50 individual artists (myself included!) spanning 4 continents,  producing some 100 works representing the cutting edge of contemporary drawing.

Get yourself down to the opening night and have a look. Doors are open at 6pm. Check the links above for further details. More updates and photos to come.

Cheers, Sean.

Black Art Projects and Langford 120 (Melbourne, Australia) proudly present ONE HUNDRED. An exhibition of drawings from 50 individual artists (myself included!) spanning 4 continents,  producing some 100 works representing the cutting edge of contemporary drawing.

Get yourself down to the opening night and have a look. Doors are open at 6pm. Check the links above for further details. More updates and photos to come.

Cheers, Sean.

Updates…

Well! The opening for Monster Show 6 in Austin was the other night, and from the photos it looks like it was a success and a lot of fun. You can check out 39% of the work on display here, and over here is nice little review from Michael Sieben coupled with advice on child raising. It was great to be part of this show, and I hope to join it again in the future. Big respect to Russel Etchen, who organizes this one every year. Nice opportunity to get together with other folks with a common interest in the grotesque! Monster Show 6 runs until November 8th, so if you are in the area (Austin, Texas) get yourself in there to see the other 61%.

 Well! The opening for Monster Show 6 in Austin was the other night, and from the photos it looks like it was a success and a lot of fun. You can check out 39% of the work on display here, and over here is nice little review from Michael Sieben coupled with advice on child raising. It was great to be part of this show, and I hope to join it again in the future. Big respect to Russel Etchen, who organizes this one every year. Nice opportunity to get together with other folks with a common interest in the grotesque! Monster Show 6 runs until November 8th, so if you are in the area (Austin, Texas) get yourself in there to see the other 61%.