I will have one of each! One Justin and one painting, to go!
Justin Sears is a 23 year old painter and designer living in New York City. Please check out www.JustinSears.com for more examples of his work.
My goal as an artist is to continue working larger and larger, while practicing and developing my skills in the many aspects of the term: ‘artist.’ I combine multiple styles in my work including, “pop art,” and rugged, industrial qualities, which do not fit into any one particular mold in the “art world.”
I choose to work on hard, rugged surfaces, such as wood, that are sturdier than canvas, yet more organic, as light-weight and just as portable. My process differs from the techniques I was taught by others, in the sense that I work in a monochromatic color palette, and welcome dry brush strokes, different textures and drips. I keep a relaxed, open mind during my creative process.
My current work focuses on making portraiture relevant again by working “larger than life,” while remaining stylish and “eye-catching.” I developed this style after becoming interested in pop-art and also experiencing the grittiness of Brooklyn life. Indirectly, my work challenges the trend of “abstract art,” which has taken over New York City…
I explore the beauty of each individual that I paint and give life to each image that I create.