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Sean Payne is a Blackpool based artist and writer who explores the side roads of contemporary culture through the skeuomorphic and supposed redundant. Utilising sources as eclectic as 1970s quiz shows to Betamax video covers, Sean Payne seeks to find the cultural through line to our present condition. It could be argued that a Mozart opera has more relevance than the Crossroads theme in today’s society, Sean Payne’s explorations go towards addressing this imbalance and laying bare the myth of high cultural value systems.