Shawn-Paul Gilbert
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Shawn-Paul Gilbert

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Visual Art – San Jose, CA

California born artist. Born in San Jose, Ca. A Chicano/European hustler who for a ten year period was in the craft of photography but changed things up to pursue the dream of painting. Believing that an Artists purpose is to reflect the world that they are in, I show people,places and things that affect my life. Music,friends, life in general find there way into my work. Political themes feature prominently as well. The last series of work centering around Children, War and the destuctive power of being the biggest kid on the block while trying to maintain power and influence. I work in oils because for me color is vital; oils provide a depth that for me is unmatched by other mediums. I find that work that is engaging, entertaining and relevant is the key to holding the viewers attention. My work will expand and change over the course of my life, as I have been painting for 7 years, come along for the ride. ...more