BA (Hons) Fine Art
‘Politically motivated’, ‘multidisciplinary’, ‘current’ and ‘unflinching’ are all ways that those closest to her have described Elizabeth Seymour’s practice.
Seymour takes on political topics to open conversations amongst her audience. In some of her more recent works the difficult context is disguised by playful interaction that encourages the audience to speak more comfortably and openly. However, some of her pieces embrace the sensitivity of the topics. The outcomes of her practice very much depend on what communicates the message best. Seymour also emphasises the importance of audience interaction and sees this as a defining point of the artwork. The artwork is not complete until it is viewed and responded to by the public. For this reason, making art accessible and easily understood is a significant part of Seymour’s work.
Seymour’s work explores a range of often contentious topics. Although her themes vary, each one is about human life in the present.