Working with a range of artistic interventions and situations, including site-specific installation, video, three-dimensional photocopies and the readymade, Sean Edwards' sculptures set up situations that lead you into examining your viewing habits. Through a formal analysis of both the real and the fake, often employing a notion of absurdity in the process, Edwards aims to expose the machinery of our take on reality and to lay bare an object's function and use value.
Edwards' investigations began with a series of photocopied works ('Photocopied Staedtler Noris HB Pencil' 2003) where items such as a school pencil were pushed through an elaborate process of sanding and photocopying to create an exact facsimile of the object which, having been sanded away, no longer exists.
Sean Edwards graduated from the MA in Sculpture, Slade School of Art in 2005, and was awarded the Slade Project Award. In 2004 he received the Young Artist Scholarship at the Newport National Eisteddfod of Wales.