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The background has fairly good solemness with the autumn lighting and opaque light. The four tree branches pull the viewer into the sho...

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ShawNshawN
ShawnShawN
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I grew up moving from city to city, state to state and finally country to country. I have learned new accents, new languages, new cities and new friends every few years. I am home everywhere and nowhere.

In 1989, I saw the Berlin Wall fall behind the Iron Curtain in Poland, seeing the destruction of communism into true market capitalist freedom. The fall of fear had finally defeated the police state terror. I also studied surrealist theatre posters, which reflected the horror of the Holocaust, multiple border wars and the division of Poland geographically.

From the Communist statues, architecture and propaganda I learned fierceness in design, the power of lies and false idealism leading to impoverished grey life for all the people. Freedom is a major theme in my work as well as focusing on turning points in history.

In the 1990s, I got my start painting academically at Indiana University. I had the chance to study my late professor Tom Thomas do his latest abstracts right in class, which greatly influenced my first styles and stretched me to redefine art -- the true purpose of an artist.

In Spain, I studied masters like El Greco, Bosch, Velasquez and Goya in the world renowned Prado a full year and studied Islamic art on site in various medieval cities as well as classic Roman ruins. In Germany, I partied in the lively techno scene after the euphoria of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In Belgium, I witnessed the birth of the Euro, which is now unraveling.

In 2000s, I relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and witnessed the continually growth and death of new companies in constant motion. It leaves a mark of constant change, thin family ties and immigrant culture I have been familiar with my whole life.
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Sold 3 paintings on Ebay.  What a great day.

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TheOnlyJaces Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing painting :onfire:
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Tsuki-SoraRuki Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave: welcome to :iconcreation-inspiration:
this is the group where creation unites
here are a few rules of the group
more information is here
for the rest I wish you a great time at Creation-Inspiration
and feel free to upload your creations anytime ^-^
regards, Crew Of CI
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cecce Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thanks for the fave!:D
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lalabennett Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
hii!thanks so much for fave, and welcome to dA!!
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hypnosiis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thanx for the fave! :)
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ShawNshawN Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the quote. Death is all around...

ShawNshawN
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foureyes Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
thank you :hug:
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