Jimmy Sheehan was born and raised in upstate New York and moved to New York City at the age of 20 to study at the School of Visual Arts. He currently lives in Godeffroy, New York, where he works as an art director and designer and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Over the past decade, he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York City and elsewhere.
Sheehan’s painting combines elements of gestural abstraction, drawing and iconography to create a highly personal expression. At once epic and intimate, his work contains references to his personal life and to aspects of ancient Egyptian and Mayan civilisations. The undefined environment in the traditional sense is surpassed by a unique element of distinct outlines within the figures, creating a provocative source of tension. Following Twombly and Basquiat, Sheehan’s lexicon of various signs and markings reads on a metaphorical/archetypal level rather than any form of traditional iconography.
Thanks Jimmy for the great collaboration!
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