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KEVIN OBRIEN
NORTH EASTON, - United States


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Artist Statement

Short Artist Statement Kevin L. O'Brien (kLoB) I am a proponent of Pan-Global, Industrial, Supra-Expressionism which attempts to utilize materials from global industrial culture within works created as art (despite the fervent reactions to Neo- Expressionism and various other forms over the years, I need to incorporate it in my work, in a new way). The juxtaposition of the bold expressionistic strokes on the stark, bland industrial materials causes a good deal of tension. The bright colors used in the textures further differentiate the energy of the expressionistic strokes from the dullness of the main materials. I say Pan-Global because it is my belief that all cultures have been absorbed into the Industrialscape, in one way or another, and it is an artist's job to rediscover culture, and redeclare it boldly, without hesitation, using the new vocabulary they have been given, because there is no going backwards. It is "Supra" because an attempt is made to make the expressionistic content real, very real, by accentuating it's physical characteristics, texture and enhancing its 3D quality. Reverence for the fine finished patinas that normally apply to art, as in art school or commercial art can be dispensed with for the boldness of an energy more sympathetic with rock and roll (e.g., jimi hendrix), r & b and/or jazz music (e.g., Coltrane). The high-power and energy of these musical expressions had a dramatic impact. Use of industrial materials in new combines (...   Read More

Original Artworks (2)

Kevin Obrien; A Starry Evening in 2016 ..., 2016, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   his a Starry, Starry Evening in early 2016, stars abounding. This will be a departure from figurative to another state.I will create a small series of works to extend from this point out to more abtsract points, along different energy levels. ...
Kevin Obrien
Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Kevin Obrien;    Sputnik Dawn of the Sp..., 2016, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241    Before Star Trek, Star Wars, Star anything, . .    there was the first satellite launched into space. ...
Kevin Obrien
Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)
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