Artists

United Kingdom

Sion Webb
Evergreen

29.10.19 22.11.19

ARTIST STATEMENT

Sion’s work 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 artwork questions 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.

BIO
Sion Webb
1995 | Wales, United Kingdom.

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

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

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

Related Activities

Exhibitions

Time
Artists in Dialogue

20.11.19

On Wednesday, November 20th, the projects of international artists in residence plus guest artists were presented at Fundación´ace. The artists-in-residence of the period were Dongjoo Seo (South Korea), Caroline Suttlehan (USA), Toni Ardizzone (USA) and Sion Webb (Wales).

Dongjoo Seo presented the screening of his piece 1000 Horizons  in the Políglota Room; Caroline Suttlehan showed her project One Line at a Time in the Mezzanine Space; Sion Webb presented his work in progress Evergreen  by means of an open studio in The Tower ; on the terrace, the public could visit the mural painting by Toni Ardizzone.

Artists Daniel Young (USA) and Denise Carner Lorenzo (Argentina), who during 2019 took part in Production Residencies at ´ace, were invited to exhibit their work in this ´aceNITE. In the Central Hall, Daniel chose one of the pieces of his project Hunted and Collected and Denise showed her delicate project Ephemeral in the Transversal Space.

Claudia Schnaider (Argentina), artist selected through the Semillero 2018 program, exhibited her work Memento Mori in the Políglota Room.

Exhibitions, Open Studio

Evergreen
Sion Webb

20.11.19

In a new open studio instance presented within the November 20th ´aceNITE, Sion Webb presented his work Siempreverde (Evergreen) in The Tower at ´ace‘s studio, a project that he carried out throughout his Exploration Residency at ´ace.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Sion’s work has to do with the discordant spaces derived from the wandering through capital cities and the memory of their past green and coastal serenities. He explores silenced sites of construction and clandestine regions of the city, even the high-level structures that, perhaps, are located for the elite to look down (both literally and metaphorically) to the population. He combines the emotion that these places emit with memories and landscapes of his upbringing, and the feeling of disconnection that he encounters since he moved to a large city.

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Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

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Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

Open Call #3
Residencies 2022-2023
Deadline October 31st, 2022

 

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