Seth Price is slippy. Since the 1990s the artist has been producing genre-defying works that cross film with technology, photography with archaeology, sculpture, map-making and even zoology – all while making music and writing memoirs and fiction. Now, as tech is the mainstream movement in art, he’s opening his first show of paintings. Well, sort of.
“My work often falls between the cracks of categories,” Price says. “It used to worry me, but now I think it saved me.”
The sign on his studio door next to a taxi repair shop in an anonymous block in Queens, New York reads Seth Price LLC and looks like it could belong to an accountancy firm. Inside, the studio is quite bare. His latest work has been packed up and shipped for his first show since the pandemic and his first gallery show in London.
Loping around his studio, Price, a lanky and handsome 48, says he has always been interested in painting but until recently couldn’t make it work for him. In part, he says, his…