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KEVIN O'BRIEN

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Birthplace
Boston, MA

Birth year
1952

Lives in
Boston, MA

Works in
Boston, MA

Website

Tags
energy modern drawing, high painting

Statement

I am a proponent of Pan-Global, Industrial, Supra-Expressionism which utilizing materials from global industrial culture. I use bright colors used in textures on dull industrial materials. "Pan-Global" because all cultures have been absorbed into the Industrialscape. "Supra" because an attempt is made to make the expressionistic content real, very real, by accentuating it's physical characteristics. The result is gleaming, energetic snippets of life forms.

The energy is sympathetic to rock and roll (e.g., jimi hendrix), r & b and/or jazz music (e.g., Coltrane). A new primitive kind of "carpentry" skills are used to hold the various materials together, in mixed media and installations (some of the installations date back to the '70's). 
 
I do not feel that use of the materials of painting has been exhausted, or that art now must explore new materials/media to be valid. Finally, the political and socio-political world are foreign to my art. 

CV

Education:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting:  University Of Massachusetts, Cum Laude

Studied with John Grillo, a student of Hans Hoffman, and acccompanied him to New York City, visiting galleries, museums and attending various gallery events.

Shows:

My work was selected to be in the Parallax Art Fair, May 2012 and then I was invited to SM'ART Mediterranean Contemporary and Abstract Art Fair

*Artslant 2011 Showcase Winner(s) - Mixed Media

*American Art Awards 2011 - Category 54 - Sculpture - Non-representaional - 5th PLace

*Computer at Phoenix Tech
On exhibit Ferbruary 3-24, 2011 in Online (Dis)Connect
at Altered Esthetics

Big Fish
On exhibit April 5-26, 2007 in Art Reincarnated
at Altered Esthetics

Hi Fi Hamburg
A Finalist Award Winner in ABSTRACTION 2006
International Juried Open Arts Competition

Igloo
1979 - Exhibit at Boston City Hall
Large Corridor, with 25 pieces exhibited
Martin McCavitt played at the opening

Recent Exhibits

KEVIN O'BRIEN participated in these exhibits:

May, 2012 kLoB - selected
Parallax Art Fair
 
Exhibited at these venues
KEVIN O'BRIEN has Exhibited at these venues:

Parallax Art Fair
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