Sean M. Steadman, a young international artist exploring what could be called by some a denounced style of art, interacts with his viewers by using expressive and vibrant colors. Using heavy black outlines for his main subjects, Steadman is able to draw the viewer in close, while the bright use of color highlights important areas in the work, successfully drawing the eye around the piece.
While Neo-Expressionism could be considered dead or denounced, the movement in itself helped birth the art we see today. Going back to these non-traditional ways of creating art, Steadman is able to embed many areas of symbolism into his work. Within this, religion can be seen to play a large role in this current body of work. The viewer can see this use of religious symbolism through his subjects, a commonality between them being the act of flight.
The common theme of angels, birds, and planes allow viewers to be engrossed in a range of differences within the works, but also find those symbolic similarities along with allegorical statements relating to Steadman’s personal life. Looking at Neo-Expressionist art form the early to mid 1980s, one can see the heavy influence played within Steadman’s work.
Abstract/Neo Expressionism. Visual Linguistic Expression.
2019 Arts Suzhou, PanInternational Gallery, Suzhou, China
2016 Blue Used To Be My Favourite Color, Steadman Gallery, London, UK
But the Women Love It, Steadman Gallery, London, UK
2014 Senior Showcase, Asabriggs Gallery, London, UK
2013 New Beginnings, Vibe Gallery, London, UK
2017 Approaches to Pollock, Part 1, Saatchi Gallery Magazine, London, UK
Approaches to Pollock, Part 2, Saatchi Gallery Magazine, London, UK
Better than the Rist, Saatchi Gallery Magazine, London, UK
Rise and Fall, Saatchi Gallery Magazine, London, UK
Open the Gates, Saatchi Gallery Magazine, London, UK
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