Sean Hinds was born in Derry in Northern Ireland, and studied at the Sir John Cass School of Art and Design in London before attending Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, specialising in painting and sculpture. Having developed a particular interest in photography, Sean took a post-graduate course at the prestigious London Film School, where he added screenwriting and directing to his cinematography skills. After several years working as a Director of Photography (DOP) in film, Sean directed the multi-award winning short film The Pan Loaf, which was the runner-up for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His second film, Boys and Men, won many awards on the international film festival circuit, and subsequently was bought by Channel 4. Miami International Art Fair is the first exhibition of his fabulous, abstract, works.
These large-scale images are inspired by the scientific theories exploring space, matter and gravity. Whilst representing objects at a sub-atomic level, they dramatize the scale and power of natural forces and the theoretical knowledge which underpins our understanding of these universal constructs. There are also surprising contradictions and juxtapositions – for example, the rigor and intense power of gravity expressed in the image Static Motion compared to its ferocious delicacy illustrated in Alignment.
Then there is the terrifying scale of the infinite where the edge of our universe ends and the unknown begins, which the artist invokes in the image called Beyond. Sean Hinds commented – “my work is influenced by the extraordinary photographers Ernest Haas and Franco Fontana, and the paintings of Ferdinand Leger and Jan Miro”.