SEAN KINNEYAfter working as a filmmaker, where I distinguished that each film was a series of moments in time, I chose to capture and preserve those moments that were most nurturing to me through photography, so I could experience them again and again. When I am able to capture the emotions, feelings and thoughts I experienced in a given moment, and convey it through my art so that others experience the same thing, there is no separation between the artist, the art, and the observer. We are one. In my photo manipulation pieces, I use wavy lines and saturated, vivid colors to capture the essence of life itself, resonating on the paper, and in each of us. The lines themselves are quivering, pulsating, and full of energy. I believe that creation itself stems from drawing outside the lines of what we know; in contrast, staying within the lines limits our creative expression. I choose to distort all of my lines, in life and in art, to break through barriers and show others what is possible so they can continue to expand themselves beyond the norm.
Biography: Sean Kinney hails from Ft. Worth, Texas, and was raised in Prairieville, Louisiana. Sean has traveled and worked throughout the world, as his photography reflects. His formal studies in art were in the fields of acting and filmmaking, from which he developed his photographic training. Ever since Sean was a young child, he knew he wanted to make his living in the arts. His father was an artist for a living, and, following in his footsteps, Sean has been able to make a living as an entertainer and filmmaker. He is also a consultant to the studios and independent film companies for various projects and marketing. Through acting and filmmaking, Sean loves collaborating with other artists, although he has a special fondness for photographic art, because it is his sole creation. Sean greatly enjoys photo manipulation, which is a unique artistic process. He uses a special Polaroid instant film. About 30 seconds after the picture is taken, he manipulates the emulsion of the film as it begins to develop and set, to achieve the look of a watercolor or a realistic painting. The emulsion-drying process is very fast, between 30 seconds to 1 minute, 15 seconds, which forces an intense focus from the artist and calls for extreme precision. Once the emulsion dries, the picture can no longer be manipulated. This process leaves each photograph as a unique piece of art. Sean has no main thesis to his artwork. He only hopes to inspire a tonal mood through his impressionistic photos, and hopes that people can see that it’s not necessarily the details in life, but sometimes the broad strokes that can make the biggest impressions in our lives. Sean sees his art as reflections of his personal memories of moods and places. He likes to capture the essence and experience of his artistic subjects. As an actor and a filmmaker, he has been trained to capture the feeling of a situation in order to have it reproduced later. Sean feels art is another medium in which stories, emotions, and thoughts can be captured and given to other people. He continues to pursue art because, at his core, Sean is a storyteller, and loves all forms in which a story or emotion can be conveyed. Sean looks for beauty in the ordinary and practical things around him. He paints, sculpts, and does photography, but his favorite type of art is photo manipulation, because it combines multiple mediums. Always developing his artistic style, his favorite piece of art is often the one he has just completed.
Country: United States
Site: Contact Sean on MySpace
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