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Sebastian Conti

11–27 August 2023

"That which leaps forth... is a series that synthesises creative play with sacred geometry. Through the creation of these objects, rules of patterning are observed and then abandoned. Their ambiguity prompts questions of their identity as either architecture or idol.

In working with pattern I observe how the triangle appears to point and pierce into space, expanding the surface tension of the object. It is this penetration that narrows the perceived boundary between object and space, exposing the palpable and vibrating field of energy that surrounds it.

Along with an exploration of boundaries of the form, the object’s interior is playfully expressed by drawing-in the triangle motif along its surface, using pattern to reveal anthropomorphic elements.

My practice is a process towards cultivating awareness of subtle experiences and living presence. Can we directly realise the fullness of ‘empty’ space by tapping into a free- flowing creative state? Are objects perpetually on the precipice of dissolving into the space around them and dematerialising? When we assume an object’s properties, we impose a static view upon it; when an object invites more questions than answers, the form can appear as though it dances around us.

For the installation of this exhibition, I have considered the classical Indian architectural system of 'Vāstu' as a means to amplify a connection between the sculptures, objects, and room. Vāstu is a system that aims to harmonise energy and balance the five elements in a space."


Photo by: Felipe Olivares

Installation view

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