Sean Sobczak

Sean Sobczak’s second life began late in the summer of 2001, after attending the Burning Man art festival for the first time.  Deeply inspired by the boundless creativity he experienced that week, he returned to Los Angeles and began working on his first sculptural creation: a six foot tall, glowing seahorse which would be the cornerstone of an elaborate 33 foot long mobile installation for the next summer’s festival.  By the time he completed the project, Sean knew he had found his life’s calling in sculpture.

His exploration of the alien worlds of plant, insect and ocean life has been the predominant focus of his work.  Through a combination of steel wire, imported fabrics and various types of internal illumination, he uses delicate curves, rich textures and warm colors to infuse his pieces with a gentle, dreamlike surreality, encouraging the viewer to rediscover these wonders of nature with a sense of childlike awe.

In his Convergence Series, Sobczak took this process a step further with a collection of organic, iconic and geometrically inspired pieces.  The sculptures, backlit themselves, cast fantastic light and shadow arrays, incorporating the entire wall or ceiling into the piece.

For the last few years, he has been focusing on more elaborate pieces with exposed wire work.  Having completed a short series of sculptures incorporating repurposed circuit boards from broken electronics, he then spent sixteen months working on his most intricate and detailed piece to date: a life sized nude composed entirely of patinated steel wire.

Well known in the L.A. underground, Sobczak’s sculptures have been in numerous venues and events in and around Los Angeles.  In addition to Burning Man, his work has been shown at other large west coast festivals including The Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival, Lightning In a Bottle, Dark Skies and The Electric Daisy Carnival.  His work has also been shown at corporate and benefit events, more traditional art venues and in the pages of the Los Angeles Times.