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Sculptural Artworks: The Portfolio of Sean Sweeney

An artwork made from discarded construction materialsUntitled, plexiglass, altered ceiling panels, epoxy resin, latex paint

Sean Sweeney is a conceptual installation artist based in Baltimore. The artist creates sculptural artworks from found objects, often using a subdued colour scheme and hard-edged geometric designs with occasional interventions.

A framed iphone photographUntitled, iPhone photo on paper in artist-made frame


In our previous feature of Sean’s works, we looked at the way the artist’s sculptures seek to utilize and illuminate the detritus of construction. The artist’s work with found ceiling tiles remains a novel example of found-material sculpture and I find that the act of framing and hanging (or otherwise displaying) a ceiling panel – even one that’s been left relatively untouched – draws interesting parallels between artistic expression and contract construction.

A screen capture of Sean Sweeney's art portfolio

I really enjoy the way Sean sparingly incorporates bright colour into his works. One ceiling panel is given a new breath of life with a coat of lime green paint, while some of the artist’s original paintings express colours in test-pattern-esque combinations. I’m looking forward to seeing more of what Sean has been working on in recent years!

A painting of an abstract geometric patternUntitled, spray paint on canvas over panel

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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