War, Women, Whiskey, and More; an Art opening for Sean Dietrich

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War, Women, Whiskey, and More; an Art opening for Sean Dietrich
Curated by: Melisa Elena Galvan

815 Broadway
Oakland , Ca 94607
February 10th, 2012 - March 1st, 2012
Opening: February 10th, 2012 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

East Bay
Sun-Mon-closed, Tues-Sat-12-7
mixed-media, graffiti/street-art, performance, conceptual, pop, surrealism, figurative, modern


About the artist:

"Just a stroll through Hollywood...
Sean Dietrich is a huge, festering, untamed talent. As San Diego’s top live painter, Dietrich has lashed his paint, pain and egomaniacal perspective across the faces of hundreds of helpless canvasses during more than 1200 live events earning him over 70 art awards. His published works include “industriacide,” “Fervor,” “Mess,” “Catalepsy,” and the upcoming books “The Nazi and the Rabbit,” “The Fruits of Our Labor,” and “I Brought the Gutter,” a compendium of art celebrating 12 years of Dietrich’s live painting. His weird artistic and literary productions have garnered comparisons to Ralph Steadman, Tim Burton, Hunter S. Thompson and Orson Welles. Dietrich’s Jameson-bred talent has infected the graphic novel, comic, gaming and film industries, laying waste to each with nihilistic abandon. When not submerged in his chamber of black ink and golden booze, Dietrich relishes in the simple pleasures of life like sliding down the edges of a glass of whiskey, drowning with abandon in the company of his wife. 

This year will prove to be yet another massive step for Dietrich's career with the release of his 3 latest offerings in book format. “Bubbles from Atlantis”, from award winning New Orleans journalist Richard A. Webster, tells of the first year of his existence after Katrina devestates the city. “The Fruits of Our Labor”, a tale spun by newcomers Rachel Andrews and Lexi Sadler, is a children's book that Dietrich illustrates, telling the tale of Xander who finds out what he can be when he grows up as he plunges into plates and plates of healthy fruits and veggies. The book is alphabet style and will have your children holding onto your pant leg begging not to leave the produce section of your local grocer. Finally, after 2.5 years Dietrich returns to the helm as writer and artist in his opus “I Brought the 
Gutter', a compendium collecting the best from 12 years of art from over 1200 live art shows, accompanied by stories of the clubs, the art, the drink and the sad state of the San Diego art scene. You've never read an account of what it really is to be one of the most innovative artists in the child city on the ocean, spending sometimes six nights a week in the depths of bars and nightclubs smearing his craft across the amazed and shocked faces of the patrons. All books will be released through Colosseum Publishing."