Oil and glitter on canvas

About Sean Landers

Sean Landers achieved recognition in the early 1990s for work derived from his confessional outpourings, densely covering paper and canvas with imagery of breasts, chimpanzees, and clowns. In addition to his text-based compositions, he creates cartoons, bronze busts, videos, and figurative paintings of animals and humans that show extreme shifts in style, including remakes of William Hogarth's 1732 canvas A Midnight Modern Conversation and the "Around the World Alone" series, in which a clown captain mans a ship in dramatic seas.

American, b. 1962, Palmer, Massachusetts, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Sean Landers: North American Mammals, Petzel Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
SEND IN THE CLOWNS, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen
2015
NO JOKE Curated by Sanya Kantarovsky, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
2013
Drawing Time, Reading Time, Drawing Center, New York