BIO
Sion Webb
1995, United Kingdom (Wales)

Education
2014/17 Bachelor of Fine Arts, (Hons) Fine Art Painting, Wimbledon College of Art (UAL)
2013/14 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Coleg Menai, North Wales

Exhibitions
(Upcoming) 2019- Ex libris- CWND artist residency exhibition at the idea store, Canary Wharf | London Welsh Centure
2018 Y Galeri, Caernarfon |Old Mother Merton
2017 Wimbledon College of Art | 109 nails Copeland Park, Peckham
2016- Error: Corrupted Spaces Solo exhibition- Copeland Park, Peckham 
2013 and 2012- Bangor Museum & Art Gallery

Awards
2017 Wimbledon Arts Society Award
2013 Arlynwydd y flwyddyn. Artist of the year, Ysgol Tryfan, Bangor, Gwynedd

Sion Webb

SUB30 RESIDENCIES

Evergreen

29.10.2019 to 22.11.2019



Statement

Sion´s practice is concerned with jarring spaces derived through wandering capital cities and recollecting his past green and costal serenities. He explores muted construction sites and clandestine regions of the city to the high- end super- structures which are perhaps designed for the elite to look down (both literally and metaphorically) on the populace. He combines the emotion that these places emit with memories and landscapes from his childhood upbringing and the feeling of disconnection he encounters since moving to the big city.

Sion emits juxtaposition of these structures with memories of Welsh landscape and politics. In a sense the emerging art-work question the faculty and integrity of these newly constructed sites, and his personal relationship with them. He produces artwork through the medium of sculpture, drawing and writing.  He also ventures out into areas he feels a strong sense of connection or dis-connection and utilizes super 8mm film and digital/analog photography in a parallel act to his art projects, and draws attention to the raw environment created by society.

The resulting pieces contain the spirit of train stations, factories, superstructures and terra-forms. He rejoices in this visual perception of pleasing structural spaces, while his eye is drawn towards bold lines and hard surfaces. The aim is to draw attention to sublime aesthetics of dystopia, chaotic intricate Metropolises and the memories of childhood scenery as spaces in their own right in conflict with each other; connecting dissected and constructed forms and fractals. He has explored this through forms of reductionism, removing complex annotations and displaying the pieces as vast spaces- as an ever expanding world. The works encourage viewers to consider visual language and conflict that manufactured and rural landscapes share, and to explore the beauty of the desolate and degenerate state of formational urban and botanic dream like spaces.