Sabatin Bascoban

Sabatin Bascoban lives and works in Southsea, Hampshire. He studied Fine Art in Hannover, Germany, and Valencia, Spain. For his postgraduate studies, he received the ‘Meisterschüler’ title for work, mentored by the sound artist Professor Ulrich Eller. Sabatin’s artistic activities include sculpture, installation as well as relief painting and they draw on theory, current events and personal experience. He regularly exhibits his work in the UK and abroad. Sabatin is member and studio holder at Art Space, Portsmouth, and recently joined the artist network ArtCan.

When making sculptures, Sabatin combines traditional art materials such as wood, paper and clay with discarded resources such as polystyrene/plastics and other composite materials. He finds these items in his local environment. Their materiality determines if they will be used in a sculpture or installation. Sabatin’s composite sculptures have an abstract quality, expressing both uncertainty and openness, calling the viewer to question preconceived certainties in favour of current perceptions.

Frequently, objects in pairs are being made, opening up possibilities for dialogue and development between the used elements. In this way, the works suggest narratives and the artist undertakes investigations into material and spatial phenomena.

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