The paintings that Sean William Randall creates are the type of paintings that if you were standing 100 feet back from them at a gallery, you would be compelled, if not pulled in through some gravitational force to take a closer look. From a distance these paintings from Sean’s latest series wow us with their strangeness, absurdity and their sense of pure fun. Classic cars shot forth from fireballs streaking across the sky of serene landscapes; punchy reds and yellows contrasted against cool blue skies. Luckily for the viewer, these paintings are more than just pop art visuals-the work of Sean William Randall rewards the closer you get.
Up close to Sean’s work, one can see the intense level of detail and accuracy put into each painting, and a keen sense of observation that one might find in any of the great realist painters of the 21st century. The artist is using the techniques of realism to give the paintings the sheen of truthfulness while creating work that is not beholden to any single photographic source, or tied to any reality other than his own imagination. In the best tradition of surrealism, Sean William Randall combines concept, imagination, and technique to create paintings that work from any distance.