Sean Crossley


Sean Crossley (b. 1987, Australia) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.  His works present a set of systems for dealing with subject matter as (simply) mass organized across space, synthesizing an array of deliberated or haphazardously found subjects. Crossley's practice has increasingly shifted towards the cultural and economic conventions of painting; how the overlapping subjects, forms and contexts of this rich critical site perform within visual cultures of speed and abundance. Reviving themes and symbols relevant in art from generations ago, he reminds the viewer of his work that these motifs can bear a timeless relevance. Following the exhibition "Recreational Painting" at Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels (2019), Crossley took part in the residency programme at WIELS Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels where he will exhibit in September 2021.