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JIM SHEA

JIM SHEA

Artist Work

Hmm... what has he done
2006
collage
12x14"
magazine
2008
stencil
8 square
subway
2008
digitally touched magazine cutting
244x504px
Pyramid, 1/23
2008
resin
3" tall
Pyramid 1/23
2008
resin
2.5" tall
The gift of the anteater
2007
Vinyl toy/mixed
3" tall

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

It really comes down to exploration of concept and medium. I'm influenced by everything from my early love of heavy metal and horror movies, current politics and pop culture, and art of all generations. So it's the obvious process and imperfections that tie my work together.

Artist Bio

Native to RI, jimshea moved to Western Massachusetts in 1990 and got involved in the punk/hardcore/skate scene. It was an introduction to a creative crowd and he played bass with several region bands. In 2001, he moved to Baltimore, while a great deal of his time was dedicated to a full time job in education and pursuing a degree in graphic design. On top of this busy schedule there were still many hours spent in the basement studio. In 2009 it came obvious he could no longer deny this passion/compulsion. In just a few short months he was participating in group shows not only in his hometown but also TX and CA.