Sean Keith was born in 1982 and spent his early years in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. His signature cartoonish style mixes street and pop art with references to real-world obsessions with money, fame, and capitalism. Using popular cartoon figures and icons he is inspired by passion, patience, and persistence. His layered artworks have been exhibited throughout Europe and the US and have been collected worldwide.
Keith solidified his artistic energies after living 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. 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 before delving into the many facets and layers of each original painting.