He originally studied painting but became increasingly seduced by the possibilities of working in time-based media. His animation and moving-image pieces have been broadcast in the UK and exhibited worldwide.
“My work explores ideas at the heart of our relationship with the ‘natural’ world, place and landscape. I’m drawn to investigating links between the subjective, scientific and social/ historical aspects, especially those that are obscure or concealed.
I often work place-sensitively; observing and collecting found objects and fragments of detritus, then manipulating these elements in a virtual space to create animated assemblages. These act as triggers for the viewer, sometimes suggestive of a wider narrative or hidden processes at play behind the visible.”
Seán is the recipient of 2017 Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales and is currently exploring contemporary manifestations of Genius Loci.