Les Sears works in conceptual photography, screen printing and surface design. Eschewing the title of artist, he prefers to think of himself as a photographist in his explorations of identity, immoderation and consumerism. The inclusions of text and glitch in combination with his subject matter often surprise and delight the viewer.
Les is a graduate of NSCAD University as well as the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and his work has been exhibited throughout Canada and the US. His collaboration and studio partnership with Kate MacDonald as K8L35 began in 2013. As creators, K8L35 endeavour to elevate the status of objects by creating meaning outside of original context. The playful tension in their work is a result of the mediation required by collaboration; ongoing and, often, dynamic dialogue is integral to their creative process. Les and K8L35 are represented in Vancouver by the Robert Lynds Gallery. Please email K8L35@telus.net if you'd like to set up an in-person studio visit.
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