Sean Keith creates original artwork inspired by street and pop art. He covers many of his canvas artworks with carefully selected, original pages from vintage comic books or newspapers, applied in a loose grid as the basis of his painting. 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. Some of the backgrounds of his works are created with several layers of acrylic and spray paint.
This one-of-a-kind 24-inch high by 18-inch wide pop-urban artwork on canvas is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted and it does not require framing. This painting exhibits Keith's street art inspiration, incorporating luxury symbols and pop art with a loose stenciled graffiti style. It is signed by the artist on the bottom right corner with his initials, "SK". Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable Continental US and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity issued by the gallery 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 in Switzerland for 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.