Sean Loughrey is an artist who works between various media and mediums.
Born in Melbourne in 1964 and studied at Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education (Now Deakin University), the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and RMIT University, Melbourne. He completed his PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts and Music, University of Melbourne in 2016. He is currently a Lecturer in Art and Performance at Deakin University.
Sean Loughrey’s multi-disciplinary art practice includes photography, video, painting, drawing and sound based projects. His installations and photographic work examine the notion of imagined worlds that acknowledge political histories. Within this context varied forms of representation are exploited.
The Installation projects are theatrically inspired, 'imagined worlds' staged in and outside the gallery context. Many of these projects have “re-imagined” a specific work of Samuel Beckett as a springboard for a new work. The PhD research examined Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape (1958) and the term "ekphrasis" - the telling of vision, in which ‘voice,’ seen as a type of material, was examined. Most recent studio-based work has examined photography as material, in which digital and analogue processes are united reflecting particular representational histories and associated political voices.