2001 'David Sequeira Projects'
'Affected by all the objects that surround them, our senses cannot avoid being influenced either for good or ill. But man can make of his understanding the use he wills, and he is free to direct it and convey it ceaselessly in that direction which seems most suitable to him'
Plutarch

David Sequeira Projects comprises of a series of boldly coloured abstract paintings, sculptural works, and a sound installation. The sculptural element is a selection from Sequeira's extensive vase collection, an eclectic mix mostly found in trash and treasure markets. In an obsessive exercise in selection and display, Sequeira creates an order based on the resonance of colour, tone and form. Sequeira mixes colour theory with an entirely arbitrary arrangement derived from his personal taste and a desire for beauty. This rich variety of hue and shape provides the primary source material for the vivid abstract geometry of Sequeira's paintings. In the paintings Sequeira layers shapes selected from the vases and differentiated by their colours. This overlay forms an abstract pattern, which is subordinate to the classification systems Sequeira has devised for the vases. They are vividly contemporary but with a retro edge and both vases and paintings could fit right into the modular urban cocoons of contemporary urban design. However Sequeira's exercise in taste "stresses the artistry of categorisation" (Peter McNeil, catalogue essay) and classification, as much as being about contemporary design. The sound component, created by musician Tim O'Loghlin, also has its roots in Sequeira's vase collection. The sounds made by striking a selection of vases with a mike were sampled and processed in O'Loghlin's recording studio to create the sound environment in the installation.

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Projects installation at Collex, Sydney
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Projects installation at Collex, Sydney
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