I create Arbitrarily Realistic and Whimsically Surrealistic Urban Scenes in a variety of painting media. My process involves traveling to different cities and working on the pieces both "En Plein Aire" on the street and In The Studio. I strive to work on the coolest streets in the best earth cities, to use the unpredictability and energy of the street to charge my works on canvas, to create works that are narrative, to paint of human endeavor and folly, to experiment with color and content in my paintings in order to discover juxtapositions which actually chemically change the perceptions of the viewer. The human brain reacts to these stimuli with altered levels of serotonin, adrenaline, and dopamine.
“Arbitrary Realism” (formerly; “Abstract Realism”) is diversion, which includes a wide range of emotional, even spiritual responses. I try new methods and test theories always in order to elicit in my work an ever more potent effect. Don't be alarmed if my works give you euphoria, ecstasy, or more.
Sean grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and began drawing on a blackboard with his father when he was about 3. He learned to read with comic books and started drawing all his favorite characters and scenes; -- being particularly fond of Spiderman circa 1970s.Continuing to draw in pencil, pen and ink, Sean made his first oil painting at age 11.He also played bass guitar and performed with the high school jazz band. Additionally, he was named lead vocalist and bassist in his own rock band throughout the 1980s.
During the 1990s he worked as a chef to support his growing family, while steadily developing his music and art.
In July 1994, he launched his art career full-time; - starting with paintings of Kitchen Scenes and visages of Cape Cod from Woods Hole to Provincetown.
Sean’s prolific career began with his “sketchism” paintings - to see how fast he could get a scene painted before time and/or light went out on his subject matter.
Sean established Sean Boyce Studios at 162 Newbury Street in the heart of the Boston, Massachusetts gallery district in December of 2009. Based there, he produced paintings, exhibits, musical recordings and videos.
In 2011, Sean Boyce Studios opened a division named Apex Fine Arts Boston Contemporary - a gallery dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary painters with affiliation to Boston.
In 2012, Sean expanded across the country, exhibiting his art in Los Angeles and putting the studio in Boston into the management of his Boston art contemporaries.
At present, Sean is working and exhibiting from Cape Cod to California with a main focus on the Los Angeles Street Art Scene. While he travels to different events around coastlines up and down, he is steadily building a local following in LA with emphasis on Venice Beach and Downtown.
It is here that he is staging international campaigns for his art in Mexico, Japan, and Europe. His goals are to paint the skyline in Tokyo, cultivate new people, and create great colorful scenes for collectors to enjoy for generations to come.