Alex Seton, born 1977 in Sydney, completed a Bachelor of Art Theory and History at College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 1998. Seton is a multi-disciplinary artist, well known for his refined technical skill in carving marble. His practice incorporates the elements of photography, video and installation to develop a relationship between the various language structures of these mediums.
Seton enshrines the immaterial and the everyday in the permanent and monumental material of marble. He presents a contradiction of the material’s tactility and physicality by transforming it into a seemingly flexible object that gives an illusion of plasticity. In a process of form following content, the work is used to convey an idea that has been manifested within the sculpture as an immortalised concrete statement.
Seton has exhibited nationally and internationally. His first international solo exhibition Elegy on Resistance was recently held at ARTHK12 and his recent solo exhibition Flags toured to Lismore Regional Gallery in 2011. Recent group exhibitions include Variable Truth, Gallery 4A, Sydney (2012), Double Vision, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Langwarrin ACT (2011), Two Degrees of Separation, Satori Gallery, New York, USA (2010). Alex has been the recipient of a number of prizes, including the Prometheus Visual Arts Prize (2009), the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize (2009) and the People’s Choice Award for the Helen Lempriere Sculpture Award (2006).