is an Australian illustrator. She explores our relationship with the unknown creating curiosity with her delicate, detailed works on paper. In 2009, Seymour graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours and received both the Rosemary Ricker Award and George Hicks Award. She has gone on to be selected as a finalist in the 2011 Substation Contemporary Art Award, and in the same year received a coveted Australia Council ArtStart Grant, undertaking a residency in Iceland.
Seymour’s mesmerizing images are open to interpretation and are an inviting antidote to the smug certainty of science and reason. She navigates complex, often polarising issues with intelligence, grace and humour, seeking to recover a sense of wonder in a secular society, where the everyday subdues the sublime. Seymour’s works are beautifully executed with detailed figurative elements and abstract stains and blurs suspended on stark white backgrounds; the marked contrasts reinforcing the tension and wonder underlying the works.
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