Seann Brackin

Seann Brackin

 
  Seann Brackin (b. 1976),   Map of World Time , 2017, oil and graphite on canvas, 36 x 54 in. (91.4 x 137.2 cm)

Seann Brackin (b. 1976), Map of World Time, 2017, oil and graphite on canvas, 36 x 54 in. (91.4 x 137.2 cm)


Artist Biography

Seann Brackin lives in Los Angeles. He was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming in 1976. 

Raised by artists, he lived in Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico until, at seventeen, he launched his life and has spent it traveling tirelessly around the world. He ended up in Gunnison, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; Los Angeles; and the St. Louis area for stints before moving to Madrid, Spain, and then to Sydney, Australia.

Seann’s work is about the energy of life, emotions and movement in a world which he has circumnavigated walking, biking, driving, and flying.

He has an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in painting and sculpture and a BFA from The Pacific Northwest College of Art in painting with emphases in sculpture and contemporary art.

Artist’s Statement

 

These works are maps and stories. They document my passage through this world imagined as time, place, and emotion. Telling these stories, I strip off the given structure of language and start from scratch to share in a stateless lexicon.

Using spontaneous pencil strokes mixed with measured geometry and completely freehand painting, I want abstraction to allow newness and visual honesty to exist and generate an activated space for you to enter and become a part of in your own time.

These paintings are not only meant to tell my story, they are also meant as a place for the viewer to enter and make their own. A place to become as unique to each viewer as they are to me.

I am not only interested in telling stories with my art, I also have a utopian notion that these activated visual spaces will act as a catalyst for new perspectives and thoughts, opening gates to new hope and infinite possibilities.