End of The World Update…

Photos from Compound Gallery’s End of The World opening are up – click through to see pictures from the opening night, and if you’re in the area, be sure to see the work for yourself.

Runs till December 30th.

Domy Books presents…

Monster Show 7!

Domy Books (Austin) is holding their monster show once again this year, calling on artists locally and internationally to submit- So check out their website and invitation here, and if you’re in the area be sure to pop in for opening night. This event is the one time in the year I can kick back a bit and have some fun. I’ve always had a soft spot for Kaijyu and old Japanese ghost stories – Here’s a little peek on what I’ll be showing. (Yes, appliances with legs).

(“Gargoyle”Invitation art by Aidan Koch)

end of the world…

Got some work done for the upcoming end of the world group show, starting in December at Compound Gallery this year. Check out their online gallery here – some limited edition prints available too. Here’s some detail shots, more to come.

coming soon…

The last few weeks have been incredibly busy, and I haven’t had much to update my website, never mind send a newsletter! But there is good reason – in the next few months I will be joining 2 different shows in two different parts of the world!

Last year I took part in the “Domy Books Monster Show 6″ in Austin Texas, and they have invited me back for the next iteration of monster inspired artwork, (maybe) featuring one of my favourite monster artists, Matt Furie. That will be coming up for Halloween, I guess. They should announce dates soon. In the meantime, check out their upcoming events – book signing with Sammy Harkham & Jonny Negron on their homepage, or look at the past events here on Domy’s Flickr.

Then over in the U.K, I will be participating in a friend’s ambitious “100 Houses”drawing show, which will be held at the Tabacco Factory in Bristol also in November. 100 artists have been asked to interpret their idea of a house, with 20% of sales going to a local homeless shelter. Every piece has to be on 10″ by 10″board, so its going to be really interesting to see what folks come up with.  A very good idea and a worthy cause. (photo – sneak peak of my piece)

More detail, dates, times addresses and phone numbers to come.

coming up in Decemeber…

Compound Gallery in Portland, Oregon has invited me to join their “End of the World” group show this coming December. Despite the rather sombre title, and the end possibly coming mid-December this year (according to Mayan prophets), the show promises a dash of tongue in cheek know-what-I-mean say no more, so I’m looking forward to playing around with the idea of the end of the world minus floods, locusts and the second coming of AKB48.

new work in progress…

New work! Half way through a short series of watercolour and pencil pieces right now. So far, I’ve scanned and uploaded 3 of a series of 10. More to come in the near future – so check back soon.

summer heat…

It’s been scorching hot in Niigata the last few weeks and near impossible to do anything in the studio. There are a few new things floating about though- small size drawings on some really nice arches watercolour paper I picked up last week. You can check them out on my flickr

A fresh start…

If you have popped into the site over the last few days, you may have noticed it’s been down. Well, it’s back up and it’s had an overhaul with the help of Shaking Paper. Same art work and news will be at your finger tips, plus browsing from smaller devices (ie. phones and tablet devices) has been added to the mix for your convenience. Furthermore, anyone interested in joining up for a newsletter can enter their email up there on the right hand side and I will deliver to your metaphorical door. If you have any comments or questions, drop me an email via the contact page.

Look forward to hearing from you, and thanks for all the the support.
Cheers, Sean.

Back to work…

After a few weeks of R&R in Tasmania and Melbourne, I’m feeling refreshed and already into my next major piece. Here’s progress so far. Another 110 x 79 cm monster, but so far so good. You can get a sneak peak into how gridding up the paper helps keep everything nice and straight. It’s the technical side of the work, but I’ve had a lot of questions about how I keep the perspective consistent, and it’s developed into a kind of routine now. Check back soon for more updates.

After a few weeks of R&R in Tasmania and Melbourne, I’m feeling refreshed and already into my next major piece. Here’s progress so far. Another 110 x 79 cm monster, but so far so good. You can get a sneak peak into how gridding up the paper helps keep everything nice and straight. It’s the technical or craft side of the work, but I’ve had a lot of questions about how I keep the perspective consistent, and it’s developed into a kind of routine now. Check back soon for more updates.

Maurice Sendak…

June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012