Mixed Media, Acrylic, Vintage Paper, Resin on Canvas
12 x 12 in
31 x 31 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Sean Keith creates original artworks inspired by street and pop art. Keith’s contemporary interpretation of pop art and the cultural landscape is noticeable in every detail of his one-of-a-kind paintings. He covers many of his canvas artworks with carefully selected, original pages from vintage comic books or newspapers, applied in a loose grid as the basis of his painting. The printed text and images on the page serve as a contrast to the artist’s lushly hand-painted figures, implying the difference between reality and fantasy. Some of the backgrounds of his works are created with several layers of acrylic and spray paint. Any words and context emphasize the themes he explores in his work: money, wealth, power, and their ultimate effect on society.
This one-of-a-kind 12 inch square pop-urban artwork on canvas is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted and it does not require framing. This painting exhibits Keith's street art inspiration, incorporating luxury symbols and pop art with a loose stenciled graffiti style. It is signed by the artist on the bottom left corner with his initials, "SK". Affordable Continental US and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity issued by the gallery is included.
Keith is an American born artist. Raised in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, art runs wild in his family. For as long as he can remember the passion for art has always been a living, breathing aspect of his life. Sean Keith solidified his artistic energies while living in Switzerland for the past few years.
Heavily influenced by UK street artist Banksy, his artwork is characterized by a cheeky brand of appropriation characterized by the use of images from popular culture. He subtly alters the picture and its context, cleverly shifting the tone to create new meaning. A common theme throughout his work is money and the insatiable desire to possess it. The familiar, nostalgic cartoon characters he employs give a playful feeling to his art. These instantly recognizable figures create a quick connection with the viewer, who can discover deeper layers on closer inspection.
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Sean Keith was born in 1982 and was raised in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The passion for art has always been a living, breathing aspect of his life and he uses his signature cartoonish style to comment on real-world obsessions with money, fame, and capitalism.
Keith solidified his artistic energies while living and working in Switzerland. Heavily influenced by UK street artist Banksy, his artwork is characterized by a cheeky brand of appropriation using images from popular culture. He subtly alters the picture and its context, shifting the tone to give new meaning to the beloved characters. A common theme throughout his work is money and the insatiable desire to possess it.
Before painting his figures, Keith covers the entire canvas with vintage newspaper or other printed materials. The printed text and images on the page serve as a contrast to the artist’s lushly hand-painted figures, implying the difference between reality and fantasy. A layer of glossy resin is added to cover each artwork, creating a smooth, polished finish to the layered artwork underneath.
His works have been exhibited throughout Europe and the US and have been collected worldwide.
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