“I have a fascination with old photographs, from someone’s family snapshots to depictions of important historical events. In the years before Photoshop manipulation, before Instagram and Snapchat filters, the photograph was used to capture the truth. The camera did not lie, but gave you the scene as it actually happened. This is no longer the case."
Seabrook takes historical photographs and meticulously renders an alternative past in oil paint, elevating the quick gag into an elaborate joke. The absurdist humour belies some of our modern concerns. Over-fishing, environmental degradation, single-use plastic waste are morphed into historical truth as is the concept of mortality.
Winner of the 2020 Frankie Good Stuff Award & Joint 2nd Overall, 2020 ANL Maritime Award
2021 Caravan, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne; Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne; Postcard Show, New Linden Art, Melbourne 2020 ANL Maritime Art Prize, Melbourne; 20, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne; 2018 Postcard Show, New Linden Art; Small! fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne; Albert Park College Art Show, Melbourne 2017 Albert Park College Art Show 2016 Albert Park College Art Show