Sean Axelrod’s work veers between wearable ornament and sculpture. Axelrod alludes to medals and uniforms through colour, materials and the arrangement of shapes, but on second glance the dominant imagery is seen to consist of a hidden narrative. Visually, these are interesting rather than pretty assemblages, but their ‘meaning’ and their symbolism suggest ambiguities that are open to interpretation.
In his exhibition Conversations, Axelrod creates layers of dialogues in his works – a dialogue between the body as a landscape and the artworks; and a dialogue within the works, between images, ideas, materials, colour and shapes. Axelrod's exhibition creates a stage where conversations are taking place to create the narrative of the artwork – a fragmented conversation, that unifies itself to create story.