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About Kevin OBrien

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 40+ years

BFA - studied with John Grillo (a student of Hans Hoffamn) I\'ve had a some local exhibitions (e..g, at Danforth Museum, Midway Gallery, Boston City Hall), some not so local (Altered Esthetics in Minneapolis). Some contemporary gallery curators 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 for studio visits (after viewing slides in person) and were encouraging. Helen Schlein at her gallery in Boston also was encouraging