To confine Australian artist Sean Crossley’s approach to one style would mean missing the incredibly varied modes with which he explores his creative impulses. From artistic quotations of past masters to abstract compositions awash with bold colors, Crossley’s art is paradoxically united by its diversity.
His synthesis of ideas in these novel ways makes Crossley’s art a fascinating conversation regarding the nature of artistic conversations and exchanges across time. Reviving themes and symbols relevant in art from generations ago, Crossley reminds the viewer of his work that these motifs can bear a timeless relevance.
Born in Australia in 1987, Crossley earned his BFA from RMIT in Melbourne in 2010 after a period of study at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht. Since graduating, Crossley has worked to exhibit his work in a variety of locales. Recent solo exhibitions include “The History of Bleach” at Anna Marra Contempranea in Rome (2016) and “Recreational Painting” at Harlan Levy Projects in Brussels (2019).