Shaun Downey’s works have elements of decades past, but are firmly grounded in present day. He often paints his wife and friends and – as Galerie de Bellefeuille puts it – “we are allowed a voyeuristic glance into his world as he reveals his efforts to capture the fleeting beauty of modern life.”
As outside viewers, we find ourselves longing to understand who Shaun Downey’s subjects are. What their lives are like, and which chain of events led them to the exact moment the artist has captured. His meticulously rendered paintings call out to be understood, but we the viewer are left to make our own assumptions – gallery notes.
Shaun Downey’s website, here.
His first U.S. solo exhibition in Dec. 2018 at Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena here.