Sean Ward Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Sean Ward
Live in: Wichita, KS, United States
Artworks for sale: 0
Sean Ward Artist Bio:
Throughout time, there has been individuality. Throughout time, there has been individuals that stand out among the crowd for their ideas, for their actions, for their achievements… Yet, over time, the memorized image of these individuals begin to fade. My abstracted portrait series, entitled, “Fading Identities” is a homage to these individuals and reminds people that the general characteristics of a person is all you need to remember their identity and what they stood for. From one angle it might look like they are a faded mess. While gazing at the subject from different angles, they look clear as day, yet, they are still the same un-changing individual. This is the basis of memories, and that is what this series is an homage to that. As you may have noticed, I have been in the field of graphic design for many years now, and throughout this journey, you gain a knowledge and understanding about what is popular in design, and what helps contort the mind to seeing what you want it to see. For example, in advertisements every little detail from the size and hierarchy of the text, to the placement of graphics, to the implied nature of line work… It is all there for one person, to guide the viewer’s eyes and bring them into the ad. In the art world, this can be portrayed all the same. In my series, “White Space Designs,” I utilize placement of design elements, and popular culture references, to guide the viewer into the mind of a designer and what it means to utilize contrasting and complementary color palettes cohesively, to accent the basis and dramatic nature of the designs themselves, without complicating the entire image with a blast of color and design, the minimalistic nature of white balances the designs to allow energy to flow freely without overburdening the viewer’s optics. My newest body of works, "Psychedelic Inspiration," I am mixing op art with short quotes to create colorful and optically active paintings that collectors can use as a means of inspiration in their homes or offices. Some quotes are strong and foul, while others are soft and sweet. Upon hanging the piece, you will notice three major things. First off, upon looking directly at the painting from a close view, you will notice nothing more than a colorful box with shuttering lines in the middle, upon viewing from an angle, or from farther back, the text will mysteriously appear. What statement do you need in your life to appear when you need it most?