Zabludowicz Collection presents an Invites exhibition by London-based artist Victor Seaward. Touching on specific moments from the history of medicine, trade and industrialization, Seaward weaves narratives via the production of digitally rendered commonplace objects and organic forms.
The installation centers on the artist’s recent sculptural work Oracle (Nocturne) an organic-like nest form hanging from the architectural beam of the exhibition space. Rendered using 3D modeling software and then 3D printed, the vessel encloses gelatinized tonic water glowing softly under UV light. Additionally, digitally rendered sculptural objects, including socks and life-sized insects, are strategically placed throughout the installation. Together this unique collection of works employs trompe l’oeil tactics to examine the narratives of the often-discarded materials of our everyday.
Victor Seaward (b. 1988, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) received an MA from The Royal College of Art in 2018. Recent solo exhibitions include Nebelmeer, Recent Activity, Birmingham (2019); Vanitas, Rectory Projects, London (2019); Isabelline and Other Colours, Lily Brooke, London (2019). Select group exhibitions include: Small, Acava Studios, London (2021); Time Takes a Cigarette, Josh Lilley, London (2021); Holding Hands, Union Gallery, London (2021); Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer 2020, Buckinghamshire (2020); The Metallurgical Ouroboros, Gossamer Fog, London (2018). Seaward is participating in the 11th Edition of Sculpture in the City and will be presenting his first solo exhibition with Fabian Lang Gallery in Zurich Switzerland in 2022.
Victor Seaward, Oracle (Nocturne), 2022. Digital photograph. Courtesy the artist