Artist Profile

Séamus Moran

Sculptor
Seamus and Jo Moran

Artist Profile

Séamus Moran

Sculptor

Séamus makes his Talos debut in Natural Elements.

It’s the idea of transferring something which was just a thought, into a tangible visual object which I find so addictive.

Since Séamus can remember he has painted, sculpted and assembled, gradually moving towards sculpture as his weapon of choice.

Decade, by Séamus Moran

Working in 3D produces objects; objects which can be viewed from different angles, seen in different lights and cast different shadows. They are tactile as well as visual, and have a real physical presence.

I often hear people expressing how they enter into the world of a painting as a way of describing their experience of it. I see sculpture as the opposite of that experience ; the sculpture enters our world.

Most of my work is about capturing a non-representational presence or rethinking conventional objects in an unconventional way.

Many of these works are based around casts taken from knots weathered out of dead trees. Recently Séamus has been producing more figurative pieces such as Harness and Urban burka which question our assumptions about the world and how everything fits into it.

Séamus makes his Talos debut in Natural Elements.

“It’s the idea of transferring something which was just a thought, into a tangible visual object which I find so addictive.”

Since Séamus can remember he has painted, sculpted and assembled, gradually moving towards sculpture as his weapon of choice.

Decade, by Séamus Moran

“Working in 3D produces objects; objects which can be viewed from different angles, seen in different lights and cast different shadows. They are tactile as well as visual, and have a real physical presence.

“I often hear people expressing how they enter into the world of a painting as a way of describing their experience of it. I see sculpture as the opposite of that experience ; the sculpture enters our world.

“Most of my work is about capturing a non-representational presence or rethinking conventional objects in an unconventional way.”

Many of these works are based around casts taken from knots weathered out of dead trees. Recently Séamus has been producing more figurative pieces such as Harness and Urban burka which question our assumptions about the world and how everything fits into it.

Biographical Details

Séamus was born in 1963 and grew up in the Midlands. He graduated at Birmingham Polytechnic, eventually moving to Cornwall in 1988.

Graduating in 1984 in ceramics with glass, Séamus started work as a model and mouldmaker in the Potteries, Stoke on Trent. It was here that he learned about production and how he could get to make exactly what he wanted time and time again.

A twist of fate brought him to Cornwall in 1988, and another made him redundant. Séamus went into business with a friend in 1990 as Design Clinic, specialising in innovative resin-cast giftware. He designed and sculpted almost everything the company produced, creating a niche in the market for the fusion of styles.

Séamus has produced sculptures since 2001, and his work has won awards in several national and international competitions including the Threadneedle, NOAC and Passion for Freedom.

In 2015 he was accepted as a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Visit the Natural Elements exhibition
Possession, by Séamus Moran

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