2019 oil on canvas — 20 x 16 inches
Born and raised in Colorado, Sean’s first and foremost artistic inspiration stems from his father, Carl, whose career as a professional freelance photographer enabled him to travel the world, and experience beautiful, wild landscapes, unique cultures, and top athletes. Carl's lifelong dedication to his creative path continues to inspire Sean to this day. Sean’s journey as an artist was profoundly impacted by Michael Hollenbach, his high school art teacher, who first exposed Sean to ceramics and sculpture. Hollenbach was an accomplished ceramic slab artist, whose meticulously constructed sculptures were an inspiration to Sean. While attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Sean embarked on his career as an artist, exploring various themes ranging from hallucinatory dreamlike states and visions, to environmental destruction, human consciousness, consumption and its impact on the world. These sculptures and paintings were just the beginning of his search into human perspectives of spirit and our relation to the cosmic universe. After moving back to the front range post graduation, Sean traveled through Asia experiencing vibrant foreign cultures, landscapes, art and spirituality. In 2014, after returning from his travels, Sean began dedicating a great deal of time to meditation and his painting practice. Shortly after this, he attended a Visionary Art Intensive with Alex and Allyson Grey in Rhinebeck NY. Alex's artwork has always been one of Sean's greatest inspirations. Being able to work with, and learn from, him and Allyson on multiple occasions, has been a trans-formative turning point, which further fueled his artistic passion and practice. Sean continues to push the boundaries of three-dimensional painting, with manifold complex layers of textures and transparencies. As he continues to explore multiple series and themes, his progression shows great advancement in concepts, techniques and ideas. The series contained within this portfolio portray scenes of radical transformation of the light, energy, spirit and consciousness within the bigger picture of the infinite and mysterious cosmos. Sean reminds us of our deep connection with the earth and the cosmos through surreal, visionary, and abstracted astro imagery. Interweaving narratives of colorful nebulae, fiery suns, luminous galaxies, star maps, and more, Sean aims to show the complexity of the visionary realms us beings of light are so blessed to experience. Beings capable of achieving and sharing infinite love, compassion, wisdom, understanding, joy and ultimately enlightenment. Go to the artist's portfolio
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