Eyes on New York City based artist Sebastian Black.
Sebastian Black was born and raised in New York City, where he still lives and works. He mainly works in the fields of painting and sculpture. In 2007 he received a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) from Vassar College, NY and in 2012 he gained a MFA (Masters of Fine Art Degree) from Columbia University, NY. During the past years his work has been shown in several group and solo exhibitions nationally and abroad. Some of his latest exhibitions have been held in galleries such as Croy Nielsen in Berlin, Clearing in Brooklyn, and Balice Hertling in Paris. Find more details about the artist below.
In 2016 he has worked on a series of acrylic paintings, which he calls Puppy Paintings. In his sense, a puppy painting is an artwork whose entire surface is organized by certain characteristics of a cartoon puppy’s face. However, the arrangement of these characteristics can take place in a very abstract way. The puppy and the painting is only limited by the rectangular dimensions of the canvas.
When looking at his body of work, you will notice the vast diversity of influences as well as Black’s different attempts to express his ideas. His paintings and sculptures range from simple geometric shapes in reduced colors up to bold experiments with diverse shapes and colors. Below you can find a few more examples of his paintings. For further information, please have a look at his website. A bigger collection of his artistic work can be found on his Tumblr page, just check it out here.