Lot 365 - Sean Worrall - Margate Skyline No 51 (The Turner Contemporary)
Acrylic and Varnish on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Sean Worrall is an artist, a painter, a paint addict, a maximalist, and a (slightly reluctant) curator. Currently based in East London where he co-runs Cultivate, a now nomadic gallery, previously housed in a space smack bang in the middle of East London's Vyner Street. Sean regularly exhibits both in galleries, alternative spaces and on the streets. Sean paints every single day, he also runs Organ magazine, has presented on London arts radio station Resonance FM, run a long-standing alternative record label, put on hundreds of left-field gigs and music events - all this very much fuelled by a DIY punk rock ethic.
Sean has mostly being focusing on larger paintings this summer although for the last 800 days and more he has been painting a series of daily concluded paintings, a series called "Ten" - one painting brought to a conclusion every single day, always on a 10cm square canvas. Meanwhile his #43leaves pieces go on – the most recent #43leaves drop was on the streets of Bristol during Upfest weekend where Sean had been invited to paint testival, The #43Leaves pieces are paintings on found recycled material, paintings left hanging on the street for people to just take - art drops, leaves left, there has now been well over 2000 paintings left on the streets
Sean was brought up on the isle of Anglesey, made his first artistic moves in North Wales and North West England, he has now lived and worked in East London for more than half his life.
2022 - The Sky Is Moving Sideways - an installation in the grounds of Stephens House, Finchley, London N3
2022 - #43Leaves for Bristol – on the streets of Bristol (During Upfest)
2022 – #43Leaves for January – on the streets of East London
2021 – A third and final #43Leaves for Deptford X – 43 Paintings on found recycled material left on the streets of Deptford, during the art festival
2019 – Harvey and Worrall – Chips, Starz, What Would Joan Jett do? Shipton St Gallery, London E2
2019 – The Fruit Shop at Shipton Street Gallery, London E2 – A solo show of fruit paintings
2018 – The year-long #365ArtDrop18 piece, a piece of work in 365 parts, 365 paintings on found material left hanging on the streets for people to take
2018 – HAMISH MACAULAY and SEAN WORRALL – Unframed? No Format Gallery, Deptford. SE8
2016 - HARVEY & WORRALL at WALL & JONES, a collection of paintings at an Edwardian tailor’s shop, Hackney, London.
2016 - SOMETIMES THEY HAVE THORNS – Fount Gallery, Hackney, London.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The ongoing matter of looking up is still very much just that, ongoing. Something that started in Margate in late Summer 2019 and goes on with several new paintings looking over the River Thames and most recently a painting looking beyond a church in Hackney. No idea where these Skyline paintings are going to go, or for how long the series of paintings will go on for, right now I’m enjoying the act of just looking up, of distilling the information, the sky, the space, the shape, the skylines, the sky beyond the rooftops or the spires or the light reflecting off the Shard. Someone asked if I was putting this series of paintings together for a show, no, I'm enjoying them without that pressure, just enjoying them
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