When we came across Thomas Valentine’s artwork on the latest Rainer Veil transmission for the never-not-great Modern Love label, we fully expected the austere vibes to continue into the rest of his portfolio. A pleasant surprise then to find that monochrome bleakness is just a small part of his repertoire and in fact bright, intense… Read more »
Sebastian Jefford makes objects, paintings, images, installations, videos and web-based works – and often things that exist somewhere in between.
Familiar yet strange, a chronic artificiality pervades in his work to the point of sickliness. Humble DIY materials and domestic objects are assigned new yet curiously absurd roles. The work forges a styleless, workaday, dull environment, accented by elements of pathetic drollery: jostling between an industrial coldness and slapstick crappiness.
It takes an impressive degree of accomplishment and assurance to make this approach somehow so involving, and with Sebastian currently undertaking the the Spike Island Studio Fellowship, we expect to see much more in the near future.