Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Transition 2010


Sebastian Befumo: Between the Steel, steel lintel. Dimensions ~ 600mm x 60mm. September 2010. 2:1, Graduate Show, Edith Cowan University. Image: Stuart McMillan


Sebastian Befumo: By-product, steel lintel. Dimensions: Variable. September 2010. 2:1, Graduate Show, Edith Cowan University. Image: Stuart McMillan


Sebastian Befumo: Wheelbarrow [Detail], wheelbarrow. Dimensions: Variable. September 2010. 2:1, Graduate Show, Edith Cowan University. Image: Stuart McMillan


This work is from Edith Cowan University's 2010 Visual Arts graduate exhibition, titled 2:1. My work was titled Transition and re-used steel objects and materials from my job in demolition. These objects and materials, taken from demolition sites around Perth, were transformed into abstract forms, patinas and patterns. The work dealt with ideas about form, material and space.

Doors and Filters 2012



Sebastian Befumo: Doors and Filters, doors. Dimensions: Variable ~ 2000mm x 4000mm. December 2012. free range Gallery, Perth WA. Image: Rohan Sibon



Sebastian Befumo: Doors and Filters [Detail], doors on wall, white acrylic paint and pen. Dimensions: 2100mm x 800mm each. December 2012. free range Gallery, Perth WA. Image: Rohan Sibon  


Sebastian Befumo: Doors and Filters [Detail], doors. Dimensions: Variable ~ 2000mm x 4000mm. December 2012. free range Gallery, Perth WA. Image: Rohan Sibon


Sebastian Befumo: Doors and Filters [Detail], projection on wall, doors and Eumig P8 projector. Dimensions: Variable. December 2012. free range Gallery, Perth WA. Image:  courtesy of the artist


This is an article written by Andrew Purvis, who is a Perth artist, writer and academic. The article discusses the work for Doors and Filters and was originally published for the December 2012- March 2013 edition of the Artsource Newsletter. Artsource is the peak membership body for visual arts in Western Australia 

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This exhibition was held at free range Gallery, located in the Perth CBD on Wellington street in December, 2012. The show was titled Doors and Filters and involved myself and another artist, Rohan Sibon. My works were sculptural, two dimensional, digital and re-used doors from demolition sites around Perth. The doors were either drawn on, cut up or projected through to create the work, which dealt with ideas about space, sustainability and the relationship between drawing and sculpture.


Doors and Filters II 2013



Sebastian Befumo: Doors and Filters II, doors, acrylic paint, pen, pencil, photography and film. Dimensions: (left) 7000 x 2100 x 2000mm (right) 6000mm x 4000 x 2300mm. June 2013. Spectrum Project Space, Perth WA. Image: Eva Fernandez


Sebastian Befumo: Doors and Filters II, doors, acrylic paint, pen, pencil, photography and film. Dimensions: ~ 7000mm x 2100 x 2000mm. June 2013. Spectrum Project Space, Perth WA. Image: Eva Fernandez


Sebastian Befumo: Doors and Filters II, door and acrylic paint. Dimensions: 2100mm x 800 x 40mm. June 2013. Spectrum Project Space, Perth WA. Image: Eva Fernandez


Sebastian Befumo: Doors and Filters II, doors, acrylic paint, pen, pencil, photography and film. Dimensions: 7000 x 2100 x 2000mm. June 2013. Spectrum Project Space, Perth WA. Image: Eva Fernandez

video

This is an excerpt from a video work of mine, which was shown at Spectrum Project Space. The video was a time lapse showing the demolition process of a Perth home and ran for 5 minutes and 53 seconds


This was an article advertising mine and Rohan's upcoming exhibition, Doors and Filter II. The article was published for the CIRCUIT, which is the comprehensive visual arts listing for Contemporary Western Australian Galleries. It is a free magazine published by Imagelab, and is widely available and read by artists, curators, collectors and art lovers

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This work was shown at Spectrum Project Space, located at Edith Cowan University's Mount Lawley campus,  in June 2013, which involved myself and another artist, Rohan Sibon. My works were the second of a series of exhibitions that re-used hollow-core doors, which are salvaged from demolition sites, in order to engage people in a discussion about our environment, space and art. For this exhibition I utilised film, photography, three-dimensional form and elements of painting and drawing. Essentially – the work looked at how base, industrial materials of the home can communicate something about who we are individually and socially. As objects, these doors are not only a metaphor for something intimate, but are also an example of how our economic social structure ignores the value of re-using these overseen, industrial materials.