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Sean Mahan  Neptune Beach, FL


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'The eclipse of reason'
Acrylic on wood
'Sometimes to flower means to die'

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About Sean

Sean Mahan is a painter based in Neptune Beach, Florida.

His latest works are part of a larger series of social-realist graphite renderings on oak and birch, colored with thin washes of acrylic. They depict a sense of wonder at the simple inherent sweetness of the human character and its connflict with structures of power and control.

In this series, Mahan uses the symbol of a ‘shadow person’ to pose questions about those of us who exist in the shadow of power. He means to discourage the popular but insulated view of how much impact consumer culture has on the world.

Most recently his work has been exhibited at Subtext Gallery, San Diego; Display Gallery, Gainesville; Art Basil, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, and; Brooklyn Collective, New York.

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10 of 12 reactions displayed


02.15.2012 @ 2:43 PM

Oh I see it says acrylics. Fabulous.


02.15.2012 @ 2:42 PM

Marvelous work, very impressive. are you using stains or acrylics. Again, very impressive work.


02.15.2012 @ 11:37 AM

social realist? where?


02.15.2012 @ 11:11 AM

....great work... I'd enjoy having the Girl And Buttons somewhere in my home!!!


02.15.2012 @ 9:45 AM

Nice work!


02.15.2012 @ 8:55 AM

girl with buttons, just lovely


02.15.2012 @ 8:13 AM

Thats just really Cool

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