The art of shapes

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked artist and designer Sean Thornhill to tell us a little bit about his life, his art and his sources of inspiration.

What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?

– This series of artworks is called Relief Wall Sculptures, and the use of shapes and how they can create multiple compositions inspired me to make them.

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– I was a designer for 15 years working with clients such as Disney & Mattel. However, I have always created art as a hobby. When the Covid-pandemic hit, I lost most of my design work, and I had a lot of free time. So, I decided to put 100% effort into my art, and I became a full-time artist in 2021. Since then, I haven't looked back.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

– Geometric wall sculptures.

What other artists do you admire?

– I’m inspired by Ben Nicholson, his endless use of shapes and the compositions he created influenced by cubism. Especially his first wood relief, White Relief, which contained only right angles and circles.

What we love about Sean Thornhill:

There’s something so brilliant about the way Sean Thornhill combines basic shapes in a fun and new way, creating pieces that are both timeless and playful.