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    ATTN: Does anyone recognize this?

    Looking for the artist of this project:



    I got it off google images a few years ago and I wanted to ask for permission to use it for an album cover or something. If you know the artist let me know thx

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    My 2 year old nephew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by romance
    My 2 year old nephew?
    lol. good one. next.

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    (Uncultured Boob-like response)

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    Don't be dicks.


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    I looked up the signature. Here's your boy: http://www.sesow.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geuseppe
    I looked up the signature. Here's your boy: http://www.sesow.com/
    that was fast
    thanks

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    Google is fast.

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    Unhappy

    Just to point out why you should never mock someone's art, this is from Matt Sesow's biography on that website:

    1974: Struck by a landing airplane near rural Nebraska home.
    Arm severed by propeller, re-attached at hospital, dominant hand amputated by doctors.

    He was eight.

    Might not be your preferred style of art guys, but that doesn't make it bad art.

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    to add to that... Matt Sesow's paintings are worth more than most in the CA community that I'm aware of.

    Not to mention this guy is getting his art seen on VH1, in museums and galleries around the nation.

    1966: Born in Omaha, Nebraska September 10, of American parents.
    1974: Struck by a landing airplane near rural Nebraska home.
    Arm severed by propeller, re-attached at hospital, dominant hand amputated by doctors.
    1980: Traveled to Newcastle, England where he participated in disabled olympics on US team.
    1985/88: Left home to attend college in Oklahoma, received scholarship from Mensa society.
    Attained a BS degree in computer/software engineering. Began to make drawings
    and created/designed advertising for university; did not attend art school. Worked as radio DJ.
    1989/92: Moved to Washington, DC; worked in an office at IBM as software engineer.
    1993: Began painting in oils; painting on weekends and evenings; works inspired by childhood trauma.
    First short film, 'Seize the Day', completed.
    1994: Short films by Sesow shown at Washington Project for the Arts group exhibition and
    selected for DC Psychtronic Film Society exhibition.
    1995: Sold 14 paintings in one afternoon on streets of Georgetown; first time paintings by Sesow seen in public;
    Signed five year contract to be represented exclusively by art agent who bought some paintings that day.
    Traveled to and painted in Mexico and Belize (arrested in Kansas, completed 'Holiday in Kansas').
    1996: First group exhibition at 'State of the Union' gallery in Washington, DC.
    Lectured at Georgetown University on his short films. Short film 'The Box' wins 'Best Experimental Film Award'
    from exhibition sponsored by Kaleidospace in LA, California.
    1997: Moved to San Jose, California and began painting full time.
    Group exhibitions at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and San Jose Art League.
    Traveled to and painted in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.
    1998: Married, worked briefly in computer field.
    Traveled to the Solomon Islands as a Peace Corps volunteer; painted using acrylics and oils.
    1999: Returned to Washington, DC, divorced, worked briefly in the computer field. Interviewed by Brutarian Magazine.
    2000: Purchased and moved into painting studio in DC. Began painting at feverish pace and working full-time as an artist.
    2001: First solo show at Corcoran Museum in Washington, DC: 45 works on display
    Terminiated contract with exclusive agent, began self-representation as independent artist.
    2002: February: lived for one month in Sofia, Bulgaria; painted using acrylics.
    2003: June: selected by jury for first artist residency in Costa Rica; painted using oils and acrylics.
    July: conceived and began "31 days in July" project.
    August: Painted set for Hollywood play. September: awarded "best artist" award at 25th annual Adams Morgan festival.
    October: guest artist at Kentuck Festival.
    2004:January: First New York City solo show at "big cat gallery" in east village.
    Aprilolo show, Visionary Art Gallery (Charlottesville, VA)
    August: two person show,Alcove Gallery (Atlanta, GA)
    October: First major exhibition at American Visionary Museum in Baltimore, "holy H20" (3 paintings selected)
    October: returning guest artist at Kentuck Festival.
    December: 'Art Singular" group show (Paris, France)
    2005:January: New York City show at "Ramscale Gallery" in west village.
    February: Painted in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    March: Solo show, Guillotine Gallery (Atlanta, GA)
    April: "Collateral Damage", Phoenix, 10 plays created around Sesow's 8'x9' canvas painting ("CD" a living hell), SOLO at gallery.
    Matt Sesow now works and lives in Washington, DC as an independent full-time artist.
    What the hell have you done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by otis
    to add to that... Matt Sesow's paintings are worth more than most in the CA community that I'm aware of.

    Not to mention this guy is getting his art seen on VH1, in museums and galleries around the nation.











    What the hell have you done?

    Practiced?

    (read my post with a light sense of humor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahl
    Just to point out why you should never mock someone's art, this is from Matt Sesow's biography on that website:

    1974: Struck by a landing airplane near rural Nebraska home.
    Arm severed by propeller, re-attached at hospital, dominant hand amputated by doctors.

    He was eight.

    Might not be your preferred style of art guys, but that doesn't make it bad art.
    An artist who has had years to adapt to working with his secondary hand should never have criticism withheld due to pity.

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    totally. what a loser. ill bet his orcs would probably look more like mages! haha good luck trying to draw a mighty wizard casting rediculous spells atop a snow capped mountain top with those skills DUMB ASS... haha i mean, id thunderdome this guy any day of the week. id like to see what his dragons or robotic sorcerers look like! probably like he drew it with his left hand! oh wait....-c36

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    Seedling that's true, but it wasn't referenced to induce pity. Forgive me for not being more concise. I was actually attempting to make the point that I felt he HAD adapted quite well and that just because he hadn't chosen to do a form of realism over more abstract imagery didn't mean he was a bad artist.

    Perhaps I should have bolded my final statement as it was the one I truly wanted made: His style of art may not be their preferred style, but that doesn't make it bad art...and I think comparing it to that of a two year old is rather harsh even if they mean only to critique his work. Unless you would find such a critique acceptable on a work posted in someone's CA Sketchbook...which I hope is not the case...then don't think it is any more appropriate for someone else's work, especially when at the point those remarks had been made the artist was still unknown to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph Laberis
    there's more to life than steampunks and orcs.
    quoted for truth my friendzzzz.

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    Reminds me abit of of De kooning.

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    I have always held the opinion that a work of art should stand on its own.
    That a persons age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic level, disabilities, sexual orientation, political affiliation, writing ability, childhood upbringing, marital status, height, weight and/or shoe size should not enter the equation when one decides if they like a certain peice or not. But that is just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph Laberis
    Enough with the art egos kids, there's more to life than steampunks and orcs.
    Absolutely, I mean nobody even mentioned boobies!

    The sketchbook thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by el coro
    totally. what a loser. ill bet his orcs would probably look more like mages! haha good luck trying to draw a mighty wizard casting rediculous spells atop a snow capped mountain top with those skills DUMB ASS... haha i mean, id thunderdome this guy any day of the week. id like to see what his dragons or robotic sorcerers look like! probably like he drew it with his left hand! oh wait....-c36

    HAHAHAHAAHAhahahaha.....

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    thanks for your comments

    thanks for all the comments and looking at my paintings...
    you can see new paintings, posted throughout the week at
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    Colors perception like Henri Matisse's. I like that. it is vivid and energetic and charismatic, I would add optimistic, IMO. I think sharp, straightforward, edgy silhouettes create certain mood as well... I think it is art, there are some interesting inventions like those toothy hair and fingers in the drawing in the first post. I liked the green Frog in one of the painting in your site. I see many good things, but I did start longing for form and volume in your art work after looking longer.

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    Im not being a dick or an art critique this is just my opinion but if you stuck a 100 people in a room and said " my 2 yr old brother painted that " not one would question you . That's just truth and a lot of modern art falls in that category .. but hey maybe I just don't " get it "

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    Hey guys...
    The "my two year old could paint that" line was stupid when it was first used, oh, round about ninety years ago, and it hasn't gotten any cleverer since. I'm not saying any work is beyond criticism, but try to be at least (a)intelligent or (b)witty. You don't have to be nice, but you should at least be amusing. All that line does is make you look like an uncultured boob.


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    That whole plane story only makes me curious what his art would have been like if he hadn't had that accident.

    Art and opinions... A plethora of 'modernistic' people despise realism for its "Lack of originality", A plethora of 'realistic' people despise 'pre/post/blah modernism' because it often appears to require no skill. I do my best to be open minded- but when I don't like a piece of art, no matter what condition the artist is in- I don't like that piece of art.
    I don't care if there is a painter that is blind, deaf, has cerebral palsy and is paralyzed from the neck down and they paint with their mouth, but if their paintings seem to carry no particularly captivating quality to me (Composition, color, value, any of the abstract fundamentals.) then I am allowed to not like it.
    I know narrow minds are discouraged here, and the more open a mind you have the better- but again- while I might be able to take something away from this piece, I do not like to look at it, although I admit that is no basis for making fun of it.

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    Aw come on, I like boobs Elwell! Don't make then sound like a bad thing!


    Welcome to the forums Sesow, i hope you enjoy your stay. You got some interesting stuff. Not everyone's cup of tea obviously, but still interesting.

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    Comments like "My 2-year-old whatever could do that!" is positive proof that intelligent life on earth is an extremely rare commodity. We don't need to be reminded of that fact every six or seven posts here...

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    dear MR sesow

    actually I would very muc like to see you works in person. as they appear to be lively and inclusive of painterly qualitys and surface which do not translate well to digital medium. like my respected collegue I would like to say... welcome to CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Hey guys...
    The "my two year old could paint that" line was stupid when it was first used, oh, round about ninety years ago, and it hasn't gotten any cleverer since. I'm not saying any work is beyond criticism, but try to be at least (a)intelligent or (b)witty. You don't have to be nice, but you should at least be amusing. All that line does is make you look like an uncultured boob.

    Your absolutely right. My apologizes to Mr.Sesow, Dedkwest and rest of you lot for my ignorant and childish outburst.

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