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Elegy on Resistance: Marble sculptures of everyday objects by Alex Seton

Sydney based artist, Alex Seton works with Marble and converts them into everyday objects for us re examine how we view and interact with material goods.  Better described on his website is the following:

Seton explores “contemporary notions of nationhood, security and our transition from the analogue to the digital world through sculpture, installation and photography. Within the framework of marble carving, Seton interrogates and displaces our expectations through overturning historical and cultural constructs, challenging our optical perception and subverting the tradition of the material. One of Seton’s central concerns is the nature of monument and the way in which we consecrate objects, people and moments in time. By memoralizing everyday objects such as inflatable toys, beds, hooded jumpers and flags in stone, Seton questions the reverence of both material and subject.”

His series titled “Elegy on Resistance” includes the following incredible sculptures produced in 2012:

 Elegy on Resistance: Marble sculptures of everyday objects by Alex Seton  upper playground sweats soloist Sculpture marble hoodie Bianco Carrara alex seton  Elegy on Resistance: Marble sculptures of everyday objects by Alex Seton  upper playground sweats soloist Sculpture marble hoodie Bianco Carrara alex seton

Soloist (2012
Bianco Carrara marble
95 x 75 x 70cm
photos by Per Ericson

 

 Elegy on Resistance: Marble sculptures of everyday objects by Alex Seton  upper playground sweats soloist Sculpture marble hoodie Bianco Carrara alex seton

Refrain, (2012)
Bianco Carrara marble
15 x 80 x 70cm
photo by Per Ericson