Sean Gray, born in Denver, Colorado, is a contemporary artist. Drawing from his personal experiences and inner emotional spaces, Sean creates art that ranges from expressive abstracts to realistic portraits, and everything in between. He believes that the style of art should suit the subject matter or the message the artist is trying to convey, and as such, Sean is constantly exploring and pushing the boundaries of his creativity.
Sean's art has evolved into a purely personal and exploratory interaction with mark-making and materiality while switching between numerous themes and aesthetics. He alternates his work between exacting artisanal technique and the aesthetics of abstraction because he is fascinated by how the physical characteristics of mediums express a mood, a story, a moment, or even a gesture. Whether it is combining various materials or differing techniques, he places a lot of value on authenticity and mindfulness.
I have always had a connection to nature. I grew up traveling all over the United States exploring the natural wonders this world has to offer with my parents and extended family. This love and connection is the reason I created a series called Natura in which I explore those concepts in subtly different ways, by changing the forms while keeping the textures and colors similar. While this is going to continue to be an expansive series, I love to create in triptychs because I can explore variations on a theme in all its creative ways using a similar color palette.
I must contend that while I’m sharing my conscious thoughts, the work is also created on a subconscious level. Viewers have seen a variety of images in my work. I feel that in each one of my works, I am communicating a part of me, which viewers pick up as objective images in my work. I feel that I tap into that subconscious through creative energy inside me.