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Sean Ward
Wichita, KS

About the Artist

Sean Christopher Ward is an interdisciplinary artist focusing his efforts of painting in the style of op art, with major influences from Masters of the movement, like Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, who utilize flat design to create depth and kinetic movement through strict hard edges and the utilization of masterfully placed colors side by side or next to negative space in order to keep the works constantly moving within the optics of the viewer. Now extending past the singular flat plane, he has expanded to multi-plane artworks in which each level is hand painted or left without paint…

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About the Artist

Sean Christopher Ward is an interdisciplinary artist focusing his efforts of painting in the style of op art, with major influences from Masters of the movement, like Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, who utilize flat design to create depth and kinetic movement through strict hard edges and the utilization of masterfully placed colors side by side or next to negative space in order to keep the works constantly moving within the optics of the viewer. Now extending past the singular flat plane, he has expanded to multi-plane artworks in which each level is hand painted or left without paint and it allows the perception of the paint coming off the canvas to envelop the viewer within the work itself with the high-gloss nature of resin. The process sounds traditional, but it begins in the digital realm of Adobe Digital Suite to create the design of the works first and foremost, to achieve ultra-crisp and planned results, then transitioning into the traditional realm of hand painting all the fields of colors onto the individual layers of the painting. This process sounds overwhelming, it has become common practice for Sean’s works and you can see the commitment to excellence through the weeks of time it takes to complete each individual piece. With works in over 400 permanent and private collections spanning 9 countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the US Virgin Islands, the works are expanding into more countries throughout the world as each year progresses. Notable works in private collections include The Center for Women’s Wellness, Universal Studios Japan and the ICT Pop-Up Park. Future exhibitions of 2018 and 2019 include Superfine! Washington DC, Superfine! Los Angeles and an installation-based collaboration with Shamona Stokes from Jersey City,.

Artist’s Work

Baby youre a firework
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Baby, You're A Firework

By Sean Ward

Walt disney i
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Walt Disney I

By Sean Ward

Oprah winfrey i
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Oprah Winfrey I

By Sean Ward

Ernest hemingway i
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Ernest Hemingway I

By Sean Ward

Push 4
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Push

By Sean Ward

Bouquet 7
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Bouquet

By Sean Ward

I weep for the blind
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I Weep For the Blind

By Sean Ward

Chevron mountains
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Chevron Mountains

By Sean Ward

Invaders
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Invaders

By Sean Ward

Dashed lines
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Dashed Lines

By Sean Ward

Fluidic dunes
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Fluidic Dunes

By Sean Ward

Crossing paths 2
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Crossing Paths

By Sean Ward

Its tectonic
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It's Tectonic

By Sean Ward

Lets take a journey
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Let's Take A Journey

By Sean Ward

Psychedelic pinwheels
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Psychedelic Pinwheels

By Sean Ward

What a trip
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What a Trip

By Sean Ward

The unknown 2
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The Unknown

By Sean Ward

Star light star bright
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Star Light, Star Bright

By Sean Ward

Bottleneck
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Bottleneck

By Sean Ward

Compression 2
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Compression

By Sean Ward

Let me put a spell on you
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Let Me Put a Spell On You

By Sean Ward

The plunge
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The Plunge

By Sean Ward

Roswell
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Roswell

By Sean Ward

Bon bon
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Bon Bon

By Sean Ward

Nature is calling
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Nature is Calling

By Sean Ward

Trance dance
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Trance Dance

By Sean Ward

We interrupt this broadcast
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We Interrupt This Broadcast

By Sean Ward

Falling stars
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Falling Stars

By Sean Ward

A trip through the stars
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A Trip Through the Stars

By Sean Ward

Psychedelic hills
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Psychedelic Hills

By Sean Ward

How one star can empower the masses
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How One Star Can Empower the Masses

By Sean Ward

Flourish 2
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Flourish

By Sean Ward

Psychedelic field
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Psychedelic Field

By Sean Ward

Trichromatic
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Trichromatic

By Sean Ward

Oasis 2
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Oasis

By Sean Ward

Heptagram
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Heptagram

By Sean Ward

Arabian nights 3
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Arabian Nights

By Sean Ward

Identity evolved
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Identity Evolved

By Sean Ward

Spiraling out of control
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Spiraling Out of Control

By Sean Ward

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Wichita Eagle article
    January 27, 2017
  • ArtResin artist spotlight article and video
    March 2, 2018
  • Boston Voyager article
    September 10, 2018

Education

  • Wichita State University, BFA in Graphic Design
    Wichita, Kansas,2016