Sean Erwin is an artist focused on creating contemporary ceramics. He received his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2008 and his BFA in studio art from Stetson University, DeLand, Florida in 2004.
Inspired by the effects of personal possessions on human behavior, Erwin composes sculptural narratives around concepts such as identity, sexuality, spirituality, beauty, and mortality. His juxtaposition of toys, heads, and mechanical parts challenges viewers to consider alternative perspectives.
His work questions the validity of behavioral expectations prescribed by social norms and employs humor in an attempt to reinvent these expectations within the timeless medium of ceramic sculpture.
“My work challenges the viewer to explore their imagination while at the same time presents an awkward familiarity through the possibility of shared experiences. The work inevitably attempts at understanding the reflexive and sometimes mechanical behavior of the human subconscious.”
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The dialogue created within each sculpture is intended to provoke one’s sense of imagination, stimulating self-reflection as well as offering the potential to reinvent any beliefs according to new perspectives. Sean have already participated in many ceramic shows and has also been involved in several artist lectures, workshops, conferences and symposiums, both locally and nationally.
Sean Erwin was selected for this solo exhibition from CERAMIC TOP 40 | 2013, an exhibition of emerging and established artists breaking new ground in conceptual, utilitarian and sculptural ceramics.
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