Sebastian Jefford

Sebastian Jefford works in sculpture, drawing and digital platforms. He focuses primarily on the question of what an image might be - how they are seemingly light, throwaway and innocuous but at the same time potentially heavy, toxic and insidious. 

His practice considers how histories are built into time, and events are stretched, compressed, and snubbed to fit the needs of the day, in a world that composes and recomposes itself constantly in an endless process of dissatisfaction.

Sebastian Jefford (b. 1990) graduated from the Royal Academy Schools, London in 2017. Recent exhibitions were held at: Gianni Manhattan Vienna (2018); V22 Young London, London (2018); CASS Sculpture Foundation, UK (2017). In 2016 he was selected as one of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries.


Platform Foundation Asks

Who is your artistic hero? Robert Wyatt.

Which work of art you wished you owned? George Scharf’s “Duria Antiquior”.

What is the most indispensable item in your studio? Classic pen and paper.

Describe your studio in three words: My special place.

Do you collect anything? I often decide to start collecting particular artist’s books, buy one, and then forget about it.

What kind of music do you listen to while you work? I like the NTS radio shows ‘Fervent Moon’ and ‘Nosedrip’.