Monument to No
Plastic road safety barriers, vinyl wrap
300 x 400 x 500 cm
Image courtesy of the artist
AlexSeton is a Sydney-based artist best known for his use of marble carving.Throughout his practice he has used the techniques and languages of classicalstatuary and monument, playing with, inverting and exaggerating them to createworks that reflect on the contemporary world. Recent work has used this lens toengage directly with contemporary political issues, such as Australia’streatment of asylum seekers, and questions of conflict and nationhood.
In 2017,his work Refuge was included in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (India) following hissolo exhibition The Journey at Galerie Paris Beijing (France). He has hadnumerous solo exhibitions, including at Newcastle Art Gallery; McClellandSculpture Park and Gallery and Linden Centre for Contemporary Art; AustralianWar Memorial; Tweed Regional Gallery; and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.
In 2015,Seton was awarded a Grand Jury prize at the Fondation François Schneider‘Contemporary Talents’ competition. He was the Inaugural Nancy Fairfax Artistin Residence, Margaret Olley Art Centre, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah,in 2014; and in 2012 participated in the prestigious Art OMI residency programin New York. In 2014 his work Someone died trying to have a life likemine was included in the Adelaide Biennial.