Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Bauxite and Built 2016






These works were part of a collaborative exhibition, Built, at Linton and Kay in the Perth CBD. They were made using terracotta, hebel stone, concrete and earth gathered from the hills of Perth to the coast. I employed Chris Vescovo, a concreter, to render the blocks in concrete while I assisted and oversaw the sections closest to the detailed areas. The forms referenced different architectural icons, now gone, in Perth and the colours and materials; concrete, terracotta and earth, connected those forms to a sense of place. This show was organised and curated by artist Matthew McVeigh.   

Friday, 17 April 2015

Sculpture at Bathers 2015






This work was installed at Bathers Beach in Fremantle as part of the exhibition, Sculpture at Bathers 2015. I reused an old work in order to engage with the public. The work incorporated various materials collected from demolition sites. People could peer in through the sculpture to see the debris together with drawings and paintings. The public was also encouraged to mark the outside of the sculpture. My intention was to facilitate a discussion about form, material and community, and to have fun.

A Dot on the Run 2015


Sebastian Befumo: Burton's Legless Lizard, pencil, pen and archival ink. Port Hedland, WA. February, 2015

Kurb 2014


Sebastian Befumo: Slater on Skinner Street, pencil, pen and archival ink. Kurb Gallery, Perth WA. October, 2014





Saturday, 30 August 2014

Residencia Corazon 2014


 Sebastian Befumo: Figures in the Urban Landscape, wood and steel mesh. Dimensions: 1000mm x 1590mm. La Plata, Argentina. July, 2014


 Sebastian Befumo: Figures in the Urban Landscape, La Plata, Argentina. July, 2014


 Sebastian Befumo: Figures in the Urban Landscape (installation view), sculpture and projection. La Plata, Argentina. August, 2014


Sebastian Befumo: Figures in the Urban Landscape, pencil, pen and archival ink (series of 6). La Plata, Argentina. August, 2014

video

Sebastian Befumo: Figures in the Urban Landscape, 30 second caption from a 5 minute video. La Plata, Argentina. August, 2014



This work was developed during a three month residency with Residencia Corazon. This residency space is based in La Plata, about 40 minutes south of Buenos Aires. The work considered information evident in the city such as graffiti and architectural forms, particularly the relationship between the older houses with the newer, encroaching apartment blocks.   



Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Business As Usual 2014


Sebastian Befumo: Business As Usual (installation view) Image: Eva Fernandez. April, 2014


(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)

Landscapes, Eumig P8 projector, 8mm film (digitalised), 51 seconds. Dimensions: ~ 650mm x 487mm. April, 2014

Renovations, Sony Handycam, 51 seconds. Dimensions: ~ 650mm x 487mm. April, 2014

Image: Eva Fernandez


Sebastian Befumo: Cylinder, doors and glue. Dimensions: 2000mm x 2000mm. Image: Eva Fernandez. April, 2014    


Sebastian Befumo: Cube, chipboard, pine, screws, permanent marker, oak dowel, acrylic paint, clamps, jarrah and sawdust. Dimensions: 2000mm x 2000mm. Image: Eva Fernandez. April, 2014 



Sebastian Befumo: Square Pyramid, calcium silicate bricks, beach sand, chipboard, pine, screws and permanent marker. Dimensions: 2500mm x 1900mm. Image: Eva Fernandez. April, 2014


Sebastian Befumo: Business As Usual (installation view) Image: Eva Fernandez. April, 2014


This exhibition was my first solo show, which was held at PS Art Space in Fremantle, Western Australia.