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Sean Alistair/ 101 contemporary artists and more... VOL4

Sean Alistair is a queer self-taught Canadian born artist currently residing in Vancouver after spending the three years in Bavarian countryside of Germany with his husband. His art is a visual journal where he discusses the intense impact of how seemingly mundane or innocuous experiences can be to someone who is not only queer but also bipolar. Each of Sean’s Mixed Media works are completely sewn and created by hand over hundreds of hours and focus on material exploration, found objects, recycling and reworking old paintings. Because he does not believe in keeping a large archive of his work, after 2-3 years he will either rework or destroy his older paintings in order to create something new. Due to his mental illness Sean experiences prolonged periods of mania which he has learned to utilize as a way to keep his concentration in order to finish his works. What is most important to him is that his works live and change with the light, angle or distance they are viewed at.


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