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PETROC SESTI  

Petroc Sesti is a British artist born in London and educated at Chelsea College Art and Byam Shaw School old Art. His work is part of numerous permanent collections including Qatar Foundation HQ, MONA Museum Tasmania, the Kistefos Museum in Norway, Boghossian Foundation, YUZI Museum China. He has exhibited at the Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris, Bruges Museum of Art and represented Great Britain at the 9th Shanghai Biennale. He is currently showing in Anatomy of the Void at Norman Foster’s Y C M in Monaco, alongside Damien Hirst and Yves Klein.

Sesti has collaborated with a number of scientific institutions, including NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which began in 1998 with data from the SOHO space telescope. He revisited this collaboration for his ongoing audio visual and solar powered artwork Solar Relay which was exhibited at Sculpture In The City and Aeroplastics Gallery in Brussels.  His recent work is bridging the divide between his passion for conservation, art and science taking him to the rainforest with scientists to laser and photo scan giant trees in the rainforest.

His philanthropic activity has always been an important part of Sesti’s life & work. He is a judge and supporter to the AON Community Art Awards at the Cheese Grater tower in London. He is an ambassador for the Prudential Eye Awards in Singapore, member of their contemporary art awards selection committee and co-presenter of their sculpture prize held at Singapore’s Art Science Museum. He is also a member and supporter  of the Elephant Family Charity, donating artworks to auction to support their mission of preventing the extinction of the Asian Elephant.

 

"The Void features in my figurative sculpture , photography and painting,  acts as a kind of portal or entrance that seeks to activate the viewers vital curiosity,  heightening their awareness. Emptiness in my work pays tribute to outer space and the workings of the Universe at large,  often understood as the ultimate void, they are in fact not empty at all but rich, complex and permeable.”

Petroc Sesti