Sebastian Jefford (1990 in Swansea; lives and works in Berlin) makes, objects, images, video, writing and often, things that are somewhere in between. Embracing a hands on, domestic making process, he considers the activity of reconstruction or reenactment as a precarious escape vehicle from the present – while conventionally used as a means to glean knowledge and intimacy with the past, Jefford is more concerned with the potential for fiction, misinterpretation and red herrings. Activity is ﬁctionalised, desire is literalised, and physicality plasticised until the seduction of a mouldy veneer encompasses the whole of the ‘world’.
Sebastian Jefford, born 1991 in Swansea, Wales; lives and works in London. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include 15th Lyon Biennale (2019); V22 Young London, London (Autumn 2018); Procrustean Flatulence, Gianni Manhattan (2018); The Sleeping Procession, CASS Sculpture Foundation; RA Schools Degree Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2017); A Rose Is Without a 'Why'. It Blooms Because It Blooms, curated by Sean Steadman, Carl Freedman, London; Modest Villa Immense Versailles, co-curated with Rebecca Ackroyd, Kinman, London; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The Bluecoat, Liverpool + ICA (2016), London; Qwaypurlake, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton (2015)