MONUMENT, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 11 - 27 May 2017   While stone monuments have traditionally signified an inviolable and solemn truth rendered in an eternal medium, Alex Seton seeks to turn these conceptions on their head with a new suite of works which monumentalise the everyday and twist reality. Taking as its starting point Warhol’s declaration that all monuments glorify their maker, the exhibition  MONUMENT  deconstructs notions of monumentality, vanitas and memento mori via personal explorations of transience and the finite.  Continuing themes that Seton has begun to explore in recent years,  MONUMENT  brings temporal and existential truths into question without taking itself too seriously – combining references to popular culture and personal experience with a deep knowledge of his craft and its history.   The Monobloc Throne  2017 Bianca Carrara 101 x 54 x 54 cm   Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm  Photography: Laura Moore   

MONUMENT, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 11 - 27 May 2017

While stone monuments have traditionally signified an inviolable and solemn truth rendered in an eternal medium, Alex Seton seeks to turn these conceptions on their head with a new suite of works which monumentalise the everyday and twist reality. Taking as its starting point Warhol’s declaration that all monuments glorify their maker, the exhibition MONUMENT deconstructs notions of monumentality, vanitas and memento mori via personal explorations of transience and the finite.

Continuing themes that Seton has begun to explore in recent years, MONUMENT brings temporal and existential truths into question without taking itself too seriously – combining references to popular culture and personal experience with a deep knowledge of his craft and its history.

The Monobloc Throne 2017
Bianca Carrara
101 x 54 x 54 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

Photography: Laura Moore

 

  Monument  2017 installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Monument 2017 installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

  Monolith  2017 ink jet on cotton rag 75 x 40 cm Edition of 3 + 2 AP   The Monobloc Throne  2017 Bianca Carrara 101 x 54 x 54 cm   Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm

Monolith 2017
ink jet on cotton rag
75 x 40 cm
Edition of 3 + 2 AP

The Monobloc Throne 2017
Bianca Carrara
101 x 54 x 54 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

  Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm   The Monobloc Throne  2017 Bianca Carrara 101 x 54 x 54 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

The Monobloc Throne 2017
Bianca Carrara
101 x 54 x 54 cm

  Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

  Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

  Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 (detail) Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017 (detail)
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

  Left Turn at Albuquerque  2017 stop-motion video 4.00 minutes edition of 3 + 2 AP   Monolith  2017 ink jet on cotton rag 75 x 40 cm Edition of 3 + 2 AP   Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm

Left Turn at Albuquerque 2017
stop-motion video
4.00 minutes
edition of 3 + 2 AP

Monolith 2017
ink jet on cotton rag
75 x 40 cm
Edition of 3 + 2 AP

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

  Monument  2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Monument 2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

  Finitude  2017 acid, Molong marble, mirror, Bentwood chair 90 x 40 x 54 cm   Sacrificed in the Making of his Own Memorial  2017 Wombeyan, Chicago and Yass marble, Bentwood chair 110 x 38 x 73 cm

Finitude 2017
acid, Molong marble, mirror, Bentwood chair
90 x 40 x 54 cm

Sacrificed in the Making of his Own Memorial 2017
Wombeyan, Chicago and Yass marble, Bentwood chair
110 x 38 x 73 cm

  Monument  2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Monument 2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

  Monument  2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Monument 2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

  Bentwood Hybrid 02  2016 Bianca Carrara, Bentwood chair 94 x 40 x 54 cm   Bentwood Hybrids  2016 Antique Viennese Thonét Bentwood and Bianca Carrara 94 x 41 x 50 cm eac

Bentwood Hybrid 02 2016
Bianca Carrara, Bentwood chair
94 x 40 x 54 cm

Bentwood Hybrids 2016
Antique Viennese Thonét Bentwood and Bianca Carrara
94 x 41 x 50 cm eac

  Monolith  2017 ink jet on cotton rag 75 x 40 cm Edition of 3 + 2 AP

Monolith 2017
ink jet on cotton rag
75 x 40 cm
Edition of 3 + 2 AP

  Left Turn at Albuquerque  2017 (still) stop-motion video 4.00 minutes edition of 3 + 2 AP

Left Turn at Albuquerque 2017 (still)
stop-motion video
4.00 minutes
edition of 3 + 2 AP

Left Turn at Albuquerque, 2017

stop-motion video
4.00 minutes
Edition of 3 + 2 AP

  MONUMENT, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 11 - 27 May 2017   While stone monuments have traditionally signified an inviolable and solemn truth rendered in an eternal medium, Alex Seton seeks to turn these conceptions on their head with a new suite of works which monumentalise the everyday and twist reality. Taking as its starting point Warhol’s declaration that all monuments glorify their maker, the exhibition  MONUMENT  deconstructs notions of monumentality, vanitas and memento mori via personal explorations of transience and the finite.  Continuing themes that Seton has begun to explore in recent years,  MONUMENT  brings temporal and existential truths into question without taking itself too seriously – combining references to popular culture and personal experience with a deep knowledge of his craft and its history.   The Monobloc Throne  2017 Bianca Carrara 101 x 54 x 54 cm   Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm  Photography: Laura Moore   
  Monument  2017 installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
  Monolith  2017 ink jet on cotton rag 75 x 40 cm Edition of 3 + 2 AP   The Monobloc Throne  2017 Bianca Carrara 101 x 54 x 54 cm   Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm
  Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm   The Monobloc Throne  2017 Bianca Carrara 101 x 54 x 54 cm
  Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm
  Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm
  Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 (detail) Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm
  Left Turn at Albuquerque  2017 stop-motion video 4.00 minutes edition of 3 + 2 AP   Monolith  2017 ink jet on cotton rag 75 x 40 cm Edition of 3 + 2 AP   Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living  2017 Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint 163 x 120 x 115 cm
  Monument  2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
  Finitude  2017 acid, Molong marble, mirror, Bentwood chair 90 x 40 x 54 cm   Sacrificed in the Making of his Own Memorial  2017 Wombeyan, Chicago and Yass marble, Bentwood chair 110 x 38 x 73 cm
  Monument  2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
  Monument  2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
  Bentwood Hybrid 02  2016 Bianca Carrara, Bentwood chair 94 x 40 x 54 cm   Bentwood Hybrids  2016 Antique Viennese Thonét Bentwood and Bianca Carrara 94 x 41 x 50 cm eac
  Monolith  2017 ink jet on cotton rag 75 x 40 cm Edition of 3 + 2 AP
  Left Turn at Albuquerque  2017 (still) stop-motion video 4.00 minutes edition of 3 + 2 AP
Left Turn at Albuquerque, 2017

MONUMENT, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 11 - 27 May 2017

While stone monuments have traditionally signified an inviolable and solemn truth rendered in an eternal medium, Alex Seton seeks to turn these conceptions on their head with a new suite of works which monumentalise the everyday and twist reality. Taking as its starting point Warhol’s declaration that all monuments glorify their maker, the exhibition MONUMENT deconstructs notions of monumentality, vanitas and memento mori via personal explorations of transience and the finite.

Continuing themes that Seton has begun to explore in recent years, MONUMENT brings temporal and existential truths into question without taking itself too seriously – combining references to popular culture and personal experience with a deep knowledge of his craft and its history.

The Monobloc Throne 2017
Bianca Carrara
101 x 54 x 54 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

Photography: Laura Moore

 

Monument 2017 installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Monolith 2017
ink jet on cotton rag
75 x 40 cm
Edition of 3 + 2 AP

The Monobloc Throne 2017
Bianca Carrara
101 x 54 x 54 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

The Monobloc Throne 2017
Bianca Carrara
101 x 54 x 54 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017 (detail)
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

Left Turn at Albuquerque 2017
stop-motion video
4.00 minutes
edition of 3 + 2 AP

Monolith 2017
ink jet on cotton rag
75 x 40 cm
Edition of 3 + 2 AP

Sometimes the Dead are More Alive than the Living 2017
Wombeyan marble, wool rugs and acrylic paint
163 x 120 x 115 cm

Monument 2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Finitude 2017
acid, Molong marble, mirror, Bentwood chair
90 x 40 x 54 cm

Sacrificed in the Making of his Own Memorial 2017
Wombeyan, Chicago and Yass marble, Bentwood chair
110 x 38 x 73 cm

Monument 2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Monument 2017, installation view, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Bentwood Hybrid 02 2016
Bianca Carrara, Bentwood chair
94 x 40 x 54 cm

Bentwood Hybrids 2016
Antique Viennese Thonét Bentwood and Bianca Carrara
94 x 41 x 50 cm eac

Monolith 2017
ink jet on cotton rag
75 x 40 cm
Edition of 3 + 2 AP

Left Turn at Albuquerque 2017 (still)
stop-motion video
4.00 minutes
edition of 3 + 2 AP

Left Turn at Albuquerque, 2017

stop-motion video
4.00 minutes
Edition of 3 + 2 AP

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