Sebastien Jaunas

Born in France in 1975, Sebastien Jaunas has lived in New Zealand for more than a decade. Strongly influenced by found organic objects, and by the New Zealand landscape, Sebastien also draws on his time living in Paris and travels through Asia and California.

Sebastien uses mixed media – bronze, forged steel, ceramic and wood – to create poetic architectural forms, exploring equilibrium, space and movement.

“I think in 3D, so the objects I invent or create are living in space. They give me a different perception of the space around.” 

Sebastien has twice been a finalist in the National Contemporary Art Award (2017 and 2018), and has also twice been a finalist in the prestigious Wallace Art Awards (2017 and 2019). 

The sculptor has exhibited with ZIMMERMAN since 2016.