"...the work of Eric Sesto is as dense and psychological, as it is airy and free. The artist has a talent for conjuring an image that is difficult to put into words but can be felt all at once. It is layered and cryptic just like it is instantly enjoyable..."

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b. 1995

There is an imaginative endlessness to the art of Eric Sesto, who is based in Melbourne, Australia. By employing heavy use of symbolism, an unconventional use of colour, and a subversion of scale; Sesto challenges what it is to exist and what it means to see.


The artist typically explores interactions between human psychology and the geographical world, with a particular emphasis on neurodiveristy, mental health, and nostalgia. The growing separation between the human mind and the natural world in the digital age, is an endless source of inspiration to the artist. The artist aims to capture the chaos and complexity of the internal realm and the human-built environment, as a point of contrast to the natural environment which is beautiful in its indifference. The stillness and intensity with which the artist illustrates this polarity serves as a reminder to viewer to disconnect from daily illusion and reground oneself in reality. The artist channels his interests in human anatomy, geography, psychology, art history, and technology; in order to discuss such themes.


Sesto is inspired by surrealism, naturalism, expressionism, naivism, post-impressionism, and precisionism; but prefers to operate without the restrictions of genre. The depiction of the sky and landscape in his paintings is a homage to his childhood growing up in rural Australia.

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Sesto has held three solo exhibitions in Melbourne and a duo exhibition in Brisbane, in addition to being featured in numerous group exhibtions.



2022 Brunswick Street Gallery - Cycle of Life

2021 Off The Kerb Gallery - Inner / Outer Worlds

2018 Neon Parlour - Planet Paradise


Sesto has also painted murals across 6 countries in Oceania, Central America and South America. In 2017 and 2018 respectively, the artist toured across Central and South America painting murals. In 2022, the artist embarked on a painting tour of Australia, focusing dominantly with Northern Territory and Far North Queensland.


Sesto obtained a Bachelor of Architectural Design from the University of Queensland in 2015.