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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Kevin Sloan

Kevin Sloan

''Someone once told me after seeing my paintings that I’m basically a story-teller. For the most part I agree, but I feel the paintings tell a story the way only a poem can, through symbolism and sensation. I see the world as an exotic and magical place, full of beautiful and odd characters which find their way into my paintings to tell quiet and unexpected stories.

I intend my work to be elegant, mysterious, evocative, provocative, and most of all beautiful. There is no room for irony in the paintings, I really believe in what I’m saying in the work. There is often a little whimsy and humor but never any jaded irony. The world is harsh and often difficult so it’s OK to laugh or smile with my paintings. My work attempts to present a viable alternative to the cynicism, stresses and boredom so common in our modern technological era.

Kevin Sloan''
June, 2009

Master of Fine Arts in Painting, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1984
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1981


1 comment:

Vesna said...

Stunningly beautiful and very interesting work. Of course I have noticed the butterflies. Are they wrapping or unwrapping the person I wonder?


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