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Seamus L. O'Brien
updated: 06/01/2014
website: www.thewonderfulworldof.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Here it comes hippity hoppity (Where All Your Dreams Will Come True!!!)
One Night Only
One Night Only
Colorful Balloons and Bright Confetti
Seeing is Believing (Eye-Dazzlying, Mysterious, Larger than Life)
Installation shot
The Greeatest Sensational Mystery
It's a Magical World where Everything is Enchanted
The Game of...
Happiness
Untitled (A Tremendous, Strange, and Curious Marvel)
While in the Performance of Many Curious and Original Feats
The Twin Poles
If Ever There Was...
We Hear It Is...
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, cartoon, conceptual, identity, social criticism, psychological, childhood, animals, illustration, consumer culture
 
 
Here it comes hippity hoppity (Where All Your Dreams Will Come True!!!) by Seamus L. O'Brien
Here it comes hippity hoppity (Where All Your Dreams Will Come True!!!)
Acrylic paint on canvas
2011
84 " x  84 " 
One Night Only by Seamus L. O'Brien
One Night Only
Acrylic paint on canvas
2009
84 " x  84 " 
One Night Only by Seamus L. O'Brien
One Night Only
Acrylic Paint
2009
84" x  84" 
Colorful Balloons and Bright Confetti by Seamus L. O'Brien
Colorful Balloons and Bright Confetti
Acrylic paint on canvas
2010
0" x  0" 
Seeing is Believing (Eye-Dazzlying, Mysterious, Larger than Life) by Seamus L. O'Brien
Seeing is Believing (Eye-Dazzlying, Mysterious, Larger than Life)
Acrylic paint on canvas
2012
84 " x  84 " 
Installation shot by Seamus L. O'Brien
Installation shot
Acrylic paint on canvas
2012
Dimensions variable
The Greeatest Sensational Mystery by Seamus L. O'Brien
The Greeatest Sensational Mystery
Acrylic paint on canvas
2014
35" x  40" 
It's a Magical World where Everything is Enchanted by Seamus L. O'Brien
It's a Magical World where Everything is Enchanted
Mixed Medium
2011
20 " x  20 " 
The Game of... by Seamus L. O'Brien
The Game of...
Acrylic paint on paper
2013
12" x  12" 
Happiness by Seamus L. O'Brien
Happiness
Dry Pastel
2004
72 " x  60 " 
Untitled (A Tremendous, Strange, and Curious Marvel) by Seamus L. O'Brien
Untitled (A Tremendous, Strange, and Curious Marvel)
Acrylic Paint, Graphite
2010
29.5" x  41.5" 
While in the Performance of Many Curious and Original Feats by Seamus L. O'Brien
While in the Performance of Many Curious and Original Feats
Acrylic Paint, Graphite
2011
29.5 " x  41.5 " 
The Twin Poles by Seamus L. O'Brien
The Twin Poles
Mixed medium
2014
11" x  56" 
If Ever There Was... by Seamus L. O'Brien
If Ever There Was...
Mixed medium
2013
30" x  22" 
We Hear It Is... by Seamus L. O'Brien
We Hear It Is...
Mixed medium
2013
30" x  22" 

Artist Statement

My artwork objectifies the lifelike facades and childlike ambiance reflected in popular amusement institutions. Theatrical elements are naturalistically integrated and combined with children’s toys to create a suspension of space and time. My work experience in businesses that specialize in the cultivation of this phenomenon has left me with a mixed sense of apprehension and affection. These facades have unfortunately become the ‘new reality,’ but this faux entity, in some respects… is my reality. My artwork highlights my entangled affiliation with faux authenticity and reflects upon the psychology that these exaggerated experiences provide. 

  

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Seamus Liam O’Brien is a fine artist, illustrator, and sign painter based in Brooklyn, New York. His artwork, which has been exhibited throughout the United States, is inspired by his life experiences in the theater, and he often times incorporates these elements into his own paintings, drawings, installations, and performances. 

 Mr. O’Brien spent his formative years performing with his family in circuses throughout the United States, including the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus and the Clyde Beatty Cole Bros Circus. When his family retired from the stage and settled in Central Florida, Liam continued to perform, but this time as a costumed character at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

For over ten years Mr. O’Brien worked as a scenic artist and has painted sets and backdrops for various amusement parks, retail stores, and theaters. Select projects include: M&M Museum, Jurassic Park River Ride at Universal Studio's Florida, Houston Grand Opera, and Bergdorf Goodman. Since arriving in New York Liam has travelled the world working with fine artists as a production manager. Artists include: Takashi Murakami, Mickalene Thomas, and Michael Riedel. 

Born in Winter Park, Florida, Mr. O’Brien received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Drawing from The University of Florida, and his Master of Fine Art degree in Printmaking from The Ohio State University.