Sean Yates is a painter who lives and works in Portland, OR.
While part of his native Washington DC’s metal/goth/industrial/hardcore scene, Sean began painting custom jackets, skateboards, and the like. From there, he began expressing his vision on canvas, and has been developing his practice ever since.
Sean’s artistic goal is to convey dystopian narratives through a mix of abstracted realism, primitive iconography, and pop culture references. Sean has recently begun painting on discarded surfaces, and to integrate shredded fabrics and adhesives to suggest an excavated quality to his work, reflecting his growing concerns over unsustainable machinations practiced by our most powerful and shortsighted entities.