'a majority of my work comes from an obsession with repetitive action, for me that is the easiest way to tap into the self. Something about an obsessive process and the occupation of my body and mind allows for freer introspection. A lot of struggle as an artist lies in maintaining that cathartic aspect of creation while creating a visually and conceptually interesting piece.' - SEQUIN KAY
Sequin Kay experiments with a variety of materials in my work using old and found objects. They have found a resonance in recent years with sequins of various shapes and sizes. Colour and form guide the composition of my work instead of a formal pattern planned ahead. If there is too much order the pieces do not have a life of their own. Sequin's work is charged with meaning perpetuated in the meticulous detail, which is central to the meditative process involved in the making of the works. Working this way is inherently inclusive and non-inclusive to the viewer. From that she explores the question of how we perceive the world and therefore our perceived power in acting upon this knowledge.
Disruptive and fluid patterns guide the pieces and are associated with the reflection of light. Sequins are used in textiles and sculptures all around the world as a tool to reflect light and to imitate wealth. Sequin began using light reflecting materials in her work for a similar purpose to imitate inner wealth instead of outer wealth. By the wealth of knowing oneself truly is by looking and allowing oneself to enter a meditative state. Reflections teach us something about our inner selves as people and Sequin's work touches on the subconscious realm where signification is most powerful. The forms and patterns are used to allow the viewer to uncover something about themselves, through the process of looking, seeking and searching.
Sequins Sponsored by Josy Rose
- Name: Sequin Kay
- Country: GB
- Website: www.sequinkay.co.uk
- Discipline: FINE_ARTIST