Sean Edwards

Sean Edwards (b. 1980, Cardiff, Wales) and lives and works in Abergavenny. Edwards gained his BA Fine Art at University of Wales Institute (2003) and his MA Fine Art from Slade (2005). Edwards' work investigates the sculptural potential of the everyday, often using remnants of previous activities as a starting point. In many of the works there is a sense of objects being in-progress, indeterminate and open to change. The seemingly incidental and casual nature of the work is a defining characteristic. Its origins traverse the bridge between studio and gallery and it is in this complex yet intrinsic relationship that Edwardsʼpractice lies. Using a cross-disciplinary approach Edwardsʼ practice can encompasses installation, sculpture, film, artist books and photography.

Recent and forthcoming solo shows include The Grundy, Blackpool (2015); Mostyn, Llandudno (2014); Chapter, Cardiff; Netwerk, Aalst (both 2013); Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg (2012) Limoncello, London, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, Spike Island, Bristol (all 2011); Outpost, Norwich (2010); ICA, London; Super, Paris, and Moot, Nottingham (all 2008). Recent and forthcoming international group shows include Zabludowicz Collection (2011); Galeria Marz, Lisbon and Wallspace Gallery, New York (both 2010); Lisson Gallery, London (2009); The Approach, London; Frank Elbaz and Art: Concept, both Paris; Centre, Berlin (all 2008); and Tanya Bonakdar, New York (2007). Recent publications include For Lal, or Henry, The Block, London (2012) and Maelfa Bedford Press, London (2011). Sean is currently developing a public artwork with Future City Cambridge. Edwards is represented by Limoncello, London and Tanya Leighton, Berlin.

Last updated: 04.10.2014

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