Sean William Randall’s new solo exhibition, titled ‘Irremeable’, will be hosted at Mayberry Fine Art Gallery, Toronto (Canada) from Oct. 14 through Nov. 2, 2017.
Sean William Randall is a Canadian-born visual artist. After studying architecture at the University of Manitoba,Winnipeg. Sean worked with various architecture firms in Canada as a designer and illustrator. In 1992, he left the architecture profession to devote himself entirely to painting. Sean’s works have been exhibited in public and private galleries and can be found in corporate, private and public collections in Canada and the U.S.A. He lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Sean William Randall’s cityscapes invoke our innate memory of place, walking downtown in the rain, sleepless, staring out into tiny worlds across the darkness, hanging out by the empty Dairy Queen, staring at the long spring afternoon reflected in the shadows of the plate-glass window. ‘These scenes catch the corner of my eye,’ Randall says. ‘If I could, I would paint them right there.’ Each scene plays with reflections, abstracting reality. Randall works from reference photos, but is not interested in the limitations of photo-realism dictated by the lens: single view-point, depth of field, random details. Instead, he strives to paint how we remember time, possibly outside the 21st century experience of it, mediated by digital devices that interrupt, freeze, instantly share, and re-contextualize.