London-based artist James Seow works across a range of media and techniques including print, photography, sculpture and installation. He work uses multiple media, forming dialogues with various disciplines where the exchange of information, materials and techniques is a source of inspiration.
Seow’s hybrid Malaysian and British identity often inspires architectural, urban and nature themes in his work. This interest is very much rooted from his earlier upbringing back in Malaysia. There, he witnessed a huge transformation of the country through mass deforestation and urban planning policies during the 90s. Since then the theme of Nature’s relationship with urban life has very much informed his work.
Often using site/place such as public squares, parks and garden to exemplify human attempts to impose order on natural forces, his work depicts the struggle between the natural and the artificial, the rational and the instinctual. He continues to observe and investigate a wide range of cultural, socio-political, technological, environmental and aesthetic issues.
Seow’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collection of various private individuals as well as Central St Martins School of Art and Design, Royal College of Art, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and St James, Berkeley Group, UK