Acrylic, Vintage Comics on Canvas
12 x 12 in
31 x 31 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Sean Keith creates unique artworks inspired by street and pop art, using mixed media, acrylic paint and sealing his art with a smooth layer of resin, adding a glossy finish and depth to his artworks.
This one-of-a-kind 12 inch square artwork is wired and ready to hang. Keith covers the front of this artwork with original vintage comics before hand-painting the central figures with acrylic paint and markers. The sides of the artwork are painted black by the artist, and it does not require framing. He covers the entire artwork with resin. It is signed by the artist in the lower left corner with his initials, SK. Convenient local Los Angeles area delivery and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity 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 and working in Switzerland 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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