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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.