Carole Seborovski is aNew York-based painter and sculptor. Classically trained as a painter in her early career, she was eventually captured by the spontaneity of sculpting with clay. The paintings, drawings and sculptures develop through her interest in the continued state of flux - not in their inherent reality, but through the way they are perceived.
In her sculptures, she uses metal leafing to emphasize the texture, touch and undulating forms. This sense of touch has always been an important element in her work, both in her sculptures and in her paintings and drawings, giving a sense of life to her creations. Metal leafing also accentuates the reverential, spiritual, and votive associations linked with the material. The process itself is meditative, an essential component in Seborovski’s work, and is referenced in her occasional use of mirrors incorporated into the forms.
Seborovski’s paintings and drawings are treated as three-dimensional objects, inviting spectators to consider and perceive different points of view, and even change these points of view. The collage technique is used in both paper and in canvas, building them rather than cutting and pasting, and crafting the material with a complete acknowledgement of its space and dimension. Her compositions often function as mandalas, demanding a deep contemplation, or as cellular beings, with organic and metamorphic qualities. They contain conscious and unconscious visual and elemental references to Zen philosophy, African and Asian art, Minimalism and Organic Surrealism. Each is connected by the way the surface is handled, including the tactile qualities and reactions other materials have during their interaction.
Born in 1960 in California, Carole Seborovski received her B.F.A. from the California College of the Arts in Oakland. She earned her M.F.A. at Hunter College in New York where she is still an Artist in Residence. Seborovski has exhibited in the United States and Europe since 1984. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of major museums such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum and the MoMA, NY, and the National Museum of Art, Washington, D.C., among others.