Boston based contemporary painter Sean Flood (b. Weymouth, MA 1982) is best known for his large scale cityscapes and urban scenes. Originally a graffiti artist, Flood combines mark making and abstraction in a style still fueled by and rooted in street art.
Flood approaches a blank canvas by drawing from the energy and essence of the city. To maintain the integrity of his subject he works on each painting for just a few hours at a time at the studio, and generally has a couple of paintings in progress simultaneously, unless he is painting from life. Flood uses oil paint, palette knives and an array of brushes to illustrate line and structure. Influenced by his familial interest in construction, his paintings often reveal the process from foundation to completed form.
Flood’s work has been exhibited throughout Boston including the de Cordova Museum, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, and The Copley Society.
He is a recipient of the 2016 Stobart Foundation Grant and The Copley Society of Art Scholarship Award. Flood was juried into the Copley Society as a member in 2011. His work has appeared in Provincetown Magazine, Boston Globe, Suffolk Journal and Boston Magazine among others.
Flood received his BFA in Fine Art from the Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
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