Sean Mahan's Social-Realist Works

Illustration // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sean Mahan creates social-realist graphite renderings on oak and birch, colored with thin washes of acrylic. They depict a sense of wonder at the simple inherent sweetness of the human character and its conflict with structures of power and control.   

Paintings by Sean Mahan

Illustration // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Sean Mahan's body of work consists of figurative paintings on wood investigating questions of innocence, feminine domesticity and adolescence. 'The paintings are social-realist graphite renderings on oak and birch, colored with thin washes of acrylic. They depict a sense of wonder at the simple inherent sweetness of the human character and its conflict with structures of power and control.  The symbol of the “shadow person” is repeatedly used to pose questions about those “in the shadow of power,” and to pose questions about our insulated view of the impact popular consumer culture has on others.'

Dan Lydersen & Jeff Ramirez + Sean Mahan + Alex Yanes @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
A bunch of new things going on at Thinkspace Gallery this weekend, August 10, with Dan Lydersen & Jeff Ramirez showing in Endless Vacation, and Sean Mahan and Alex Yanes showing in the project room and office space respectively. We have a preview of all the artists work today to show you, a great mix of surreal, hyperreal, and fine art paintings... 

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