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Carl Sexton

Carl Sexton

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Carl Sexton has an established painting practice within the Project Art Works studio in Hastings. Carl works on multiple scales using paint pens, brushes and sponges to build images from dense clusters of marks. He embraces pattern, colour and physicality, both in process and in finished works.

Carl works with joyous intensity to create works that bring people together and stimulate conversations, with and without words. In this way Carl’s identity, as expressed through his practice and its outputs, bridge ethnic and neuro-cultures to create opportunities for understanding, healing and celebration.

In 2023 Carl’s family were featured in the film KIN, directed by Tim Corrigan and Esther Springett. KIN has been submitted to international film festivals.

Buy work by Carl Sexton here at Untitled Gallery.

Exhibitions & Residencies

Premier Inn Collection, Premier Inn’s London office, Holborn, 2018 – 2020

Coastal Currents, Project Art Works, 2018

Coastal Currents, Project Art Works, 2019

I Hear You, Mikhail Karikas, De La Warr Pavilion, September 2019 – January 2020

Ignition, Hastings Contemporary, March – May 2021

Turner Prize 2021 Exhibition, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, September – January 2022

documenta fifteen, Germany, 2022

Coastal Currents, Project Art Works studio, Hastings, 2022

Carl Sexton at Untitled Gallery, Hastings, October- December 2022

Residential, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, 23 September 2023 – 25 February 2024

Black Joy! Up Close and Personal, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, 4 May – 25 August

Residential, Copenhagen Contemporary, 27 April – 31 December 2024

Watch the video of Carl’s mother Doreen talking about Carl’s works at Project Art Works

Carl Sexton is featured at the following exhibitions

Carl Sexton takes part in the following projects