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Kevin OBrien

Kevin OBrien

EASTON, MA

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Born in 50\'s, first interested in ancient cultures, ancient migrations, archaeology

Influenced by Van Gogh (and Abstract Expressionism), Klee, Dubuffet, surrealism, dada, pop art, Rauschenberg, jimi hendrix and high-energy jazz (e.g., Coltrane).
I try to use materials which I consider to represent the basic building blocks of industrial culture, and incorporate them into my paintings. I use high-energy in my paintings to represent life\'s energy. In my three dimensional work, I try to use my own crude carpentry to build the infrastructure. Concept is important, but for me, the work must also show the hand of the artist. I disdain the slick and polished in favor of my own primitive techniques which I have developed
over the last 36 years

BFA - studied with John Grillo (a student of Hans Hoffamn) I\'ve had a few small, local exhibitions (e..g, a corridor at Boston City Hall). Some contemporary gallery directors in the 70\'s (like Gillian Levine at the ICA in Boston and Carl Belz at the Rose Art Gallery at Brandeis) came to workspace to see my work (after viewing slides) and were encouraging. Helen Shlein at her gallery in Boston also was encouraging

 

Mayan Snake King Missing Dynasties by Kevin OBrien

 

Coming Into Kenmore MBTA Greenline Boston by Kevin OBrien

 

Industrial Strength Bison by Kevin OBrien

 

Tom Brady Great Quarterback by Kevin OBrien

 

eYepHone8zS mYpHone mYliFe by Kevin OBrien

 

New Thunderbird by Kevin OBrien

 

Sputnik Dawn of the Space Age by Kevin OBrien

 

A Starry Evening in 2016 figurative departure by Kevin OBrien

 

Dawlah Bill by Kevin OBrien

 

Beer Glass and Bottle by Kevin OBrien

 

Homage to Dubuffet's Homage to Klee's Senecio if it existed by Kevin OBrien

 

evergreen '15 Boston Blizzards of 2015 by Kevin OBrien

 

Soup's On Andy Homage to Andy Warhol 28 Years Later by Kevin OBrien

 

north American Bison with trash bits for realism by Kevin OBrien

 

Jack O Lantern with disposed candy wrappers by Kevin OBrien

 

Thunder Spirit by Kevin OBrien

 

1960s TV with radioactive greenscreen by Kevin OBrien

 

Rising of the Moon - animation in single frame by Kevin OBrien

 

Power Double Cheeseburger by Kevin OBrien

 

jimmy fallon dancing/tweeting on my purple UphoneMx-90 by Kevin OBrien

 

ConanOBrien on Set waving arms by Kevin OBrien

 

cola 2013 with label on subway graffiti by Kevin OBrien

 

Self Portrait 2013 by Kevin OBrien

 

Kachina by Kevin OBrien

 

electric reindeer 4 by Kevin OBrien

 

Skyscraper by Kevin OBrien

 

van Gogh's Sunflowers by Kevin OBrien

 

Electric Reindeer 2 by Kevin OBrien

 

Coltrane - In the Groove by Kevin OBrien

 

my private Auvers 2012 by Kevin OBrien

 

Google on my computer screen by Kevin OBrien

 

Star Spangled Banner by Kevin OBrien

 

Girl with the Golden Hair by Kevin OBrien

 

Electric Reindeer by Kevin OBrien

 

Mixed Drink by Kevin OBrien

 

Nude Bather by Kevin OBrien

 

Tree by Kevin OBrien

 

Bottle of Coke by Kevin OBrien

 

PC at Fideltiy by Kevin OBrien

 

Computer at Phoenix Tech by Kevin OBrien

 

Thunderbird by Kevin OBrien

 

Bison - 1976 by Kevin OBrien

 

House by Kevin OBrien

 

Front Door by Kevin OBrien

 

Fossil by Kevin OBrien

 

School of Fish by Kevin OBrien

 

Hamburger by Kevin OBrien

 

Herd by Kevin OBrien