I'm a Sheffield based artist, working in photography, video, sound and sculpture.
My photographic practice is about altering and adapting sculptural spaces to generate new contexts that opens up unfamiliar connections and new narratives. Through the use of symbolism and orderliness, my work is created out of personal interests, and is informed by a celebrative use of craft, spontaneity and decision making.
My practice draws on my past career as a contemporary furniture maker, working mainly in European hardwoods. The workshop philosophy was based on design being an expression of form, function and material choice.
My video's are a collage of abstractions from urban architecture and made fictional scenarios that I edit together. The soundtracks are made from my own electronic compositions along with found sounds that respond to the imagery.
Awards & Exhibitions.
2019. The State of Urban Loneliness photography exhibition at The Bowery Gallery Leeds.
2018. CuratorSpace and Leeds Big Screen partnership, showcased my film Assembling Shoes as part of their October film festival in Millennium Square, Leeds.
2018. Sensoria Festival, my short film entry Curiously About Clocks screened before Giorgio Ferrero and Federico Biasin’s premiere of Beautiful Things (2017) at the Showroom Cinema, Sheffield.
2018. Open Up, Artists Open Studios, Sheffield & South Yorkshire.
2017. Virgin Money short film category, Immunity, at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, UK.
2016. Members exbibition,Bank Street Arts Centre, Leave//Remain, Sheffield, UK.
2016. Solo exhibition, Wonderland, Bank Street Arts Centre, Sheffield, UK.
2015. Aesthetica Art Prize, 100 long-list runner up.
2015. Publication; Future Now, 100 contemporary artists from Aesthetica Art Prize.
© 2019 Tony Maj