Sean Edwards

Sean Edwards, Undo Things Done, 2019. Installation view: Wales in Venice © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. Photo: Jamie Woodley

Sean Edwards, Undo Things Done, 2019. Installation view: Wales in Venice © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. Photo: Jamie Woodley

Sean Edwards, Undo Things Done, 2019. Installation view: Wales in Venice © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. Photo: Jamie Woodley

Sean Edwards, Refrain (research image), 2019 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

It’s ‘the outpourings of things that sit at the periphery’ that interest Sean Edwards; ‘the incidental moments and small objects in life that we sometimes neglect.’ His sculptural installations embrace print, photography, moving image and spoken word, generating dialogues with the spaces in which they are shown. Edwards compares the relationship of an installation’s component parts to that of ‘poems in a poetry collection, self-contained yet connected.’ Undo Things Done (2019), his installation in a Venetian church, contained many such poems, including banner-like Welsh wholecloth quilts and Refrain (2019), a 25-minute radio play performed by his mother that speaks of ‘a sense of ritual, of hesitations, of falters, of mistakes.’

 

Sean Edwards‌ ‌(born‌ ‌1980,‌ ‌Cardiff)‌ ‌lives‌ ‌in‌ Cardiff.‌ Edwards‌ ‌studied‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ Cardiff School of Art & Design ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Slade‌ ‌School‌ ‌of‌ ‌Fine Art,‌ ‌University College London‌.‌

Sean Edwards, Refrain (research image), 2019 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

Sculpture is a process – the making is never complete. The viewer can enter into that process. They play a part in the creation of the work in much the same way as reading.

– Sean Edwards

 

Sean Edwards, Refrain (production image), 2019. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. Photo: Adrian Sherratt, 2019

Sean Edwards, Refrain (production image), 2019. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. Photo: Adrian Sherratt, 2019
Sean Edwards, Wholecloth Quilt in The Sun and Daily Mirror pattern (Orange and Blue), 2019 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. Photo: Jamie Woodley




Sean Edwards, Wholecloth Quilt in The Sun and Daily Mirror pattern (Orange and Blue), 2019 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. Photo: Jamie Woodley