Sean has been titled to be “an Australian Hero. His works define an alternative narrative of Australian and Low-Culture. The worlds he creates are a saturated reality that I find repulsive and beautiful because it’s all too familiar” (Kid Zoom). He shares his studio with Kyle-Hughes Odgers, who is featured in the preceding Q&A. Sean has exhibited internationally and captivates with his strong and unique style.
CHICKEN OR BEEF? Describe yourselves/your work/your studio in a few words.
SEAN I am a young man with poor eyesight and a fragile grasp on reality. I draw pictures of people who i think are gross and awe-inspiring. I share a studio space in an old hospital with Kyle. It’s definitely haunted and my favourite place in the world.
COB? What has been your latest travel location?
SEAN I’m in LA at the moment! It’s really awesome. Pizza and beer and tattoos are way cheaper than in Australia.
COB? For business or for holiday?
SEAN It feels like a holiday, but i get to say that it’s for business because i’m in a group show at Think Tank Gallery called “Dude, Monsters!” which opens on July 12, then i’m going to New York where i’m exhibiting at the launch of the new King Brown Magazine – that opens on July 26 at Klughaus Gallery.
COB? What will be your next destination?
SEAN Thailand for a friend’s wedding. I’m going to get villa-drunk with my high school buddies, experience some questionable nightlife and just generally be an obnoxious tourist. It’s the Australian way.
COB? Do you draw inspiration out of traveling?
SEAN Definitely… my stuff is all about people, so the more of them that i can meet, the better. I’ve already drawn all the weirdos in my home town.
COB? Chicken or beef, when the stewardess asks you?
SEAN Chicken… no, beef! NO WAIT CHICKEN. I am terrible at at on-the-spot decision making.
COB? Five things you take with you on a solitary island?
SEAN 5 x Hawaiin shirt options, i take tropical vacationing seriously.
COB? Who should be asked next these questions?
SEAN Michael Hsiung ’cause he’s letting me sleep on his couch in LA and drink all his beer.
COB? Thanks a lot Sean!