|Detail of below.|
|Selfish, oil on panel, 12x9, 2013.|
|Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams, oil on paper, 10x8, 2011.|
|Self Portrait, oil on paper (?), 10x8, 2012.|
|Self Portrait, oil on paper, 10x8, 2011.|
I have to admit that I don't have a lot of interest in his other work - hipster-y, punk-ish, grungy; rather what I'd expect, subject-wise, from someone of his age and milieu - but these are quiet, direct, and very "pure". And, any reservations aside, this guy can paint.
From his website:
Sean Cheetham was born in 1977 in San Francisco, studied at the College of San Mateo, in California, and earned a B.F.A. degree with honors from Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California. His paintings have been included in numerous significant exhibitions internationally including the National Portrait Gallery in London. He has a devoted following of collectors and art students that are inspired by his work and distinctive technique. Primarily a figurative painter, Sean is known for his technical prowess in achieving accuracy and harmony in his alla prima paintings which he credits to a deep understanding of drawing and his own system of mixing colors which he uses adeptly to govern shadows, midtones and highlights. In addition to having an exceptional ability to understand, draw, and paint the human form, Cheetham’s selection of subjects typically in familiar urban scenes contributes a truthful and often raw spirit that makes his work distinctive and a contemporary testimony of our time.