Sean est diplômé du Delaware College of Art and Design (illustration) à Wilmington, Delaware en 2001 et continua sa formation à Providence, Rhode Island. Il est aussi diplômé par la suite du Rhode Island School of Design (illustration) en 2004.
Pour sa dernière année au RISD, Sean Thomas est sélectionné pour l' European Honors Program qui lui permet d'être confronté à la culture artistique Italienne et ses grands maîtres à Rome pendant 9 mois. L’artiste vit et travaille maintenant à Providence (U.S), expose dans de nombreuses galeries aux Etats-Unis et à la Galerie ArtFloor pour sa promotion à l’étranger.
Artist Statement (En anglais)
“Elements of the modern landscape have evolved into a sort of paradox. Industry and infrastructure have developed to sustain our lifestyles of necessity, comfort and convenience. Yet the actual means by which our goods and services are provided often become background noise or even an intrusive eyesore. I revel in such feats of engineering – looking at architecture and the industrialized landscape with great interest. My work represents those objects as man-made “fingerprints” integrated into the natural environment with varying degrees of harmony and tension.
My painting methods are connected to the very nature of our modern surroundings – the new built atop the old and traces of the past are often evident in everything new. Working directly from source photos and sketches, the placements and design of the space are priorities and I will treat a source photo as a still-life. Color, tensions, and spatial relationships are continually evaluated and adjusted, resulting in layered works which reinforce a sense of harmony, time and eventual decay. Through this extensive editing process involving re-organization and simplification of subject matter, an aesthetic language is formulated and the context of the everyday environment is altered.”
Sean Thomas - 2020