Alex Seton is a Sydney based artist. His artistic practice incorporates photography, video, sculpture and installation to investigate the complex relationship between form and substance. He is best known for his beguiling marble carving, applying his refined craftsmanship to unexpected forms. Blankets, hoodies, inflatables and national flags are rendered in stone, invoking a somatic paradox. By infusing the rich heritage of Classical statuary with contemporary concerns, Seton gives weight to the issues we face here and now.
Alex has exhibited widely in Australia and Internationally. His works are collected by major institutions and collections. He has been awarded many grants and had many solo shows.
"COURAGE" 2009 Carrara marble
Image by Christopher Peace
Courtesy of the artist, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney