Original Figurative Oil Paintings depicting people walking from above. Figurativist Warren Keating, uses his signature "Pixel Impressionism" mark making to combine video and paint in these original oil paintings.
Somewhere on a bridge at The Getty Center or on a hotel balcony in Paris, you'll find Warren Keating with his video camera, capturing footage of unsuspecting figures walking below. Later, In a studio in Encino, you can find him pouring through frame after frame of video footage to digitize a still frame that shows the perfect moment of weight shift, swing of the arm or tilt of the head that tells volumes about each subject, which he feverishly paints, covering large canvases with thick swashes of paint depicting an overhead view of a person in transit.
A native of New Orleans and graduate of Otis Parsons, his work now reflects the culmination of 25 years of painting both the figure and the landscape. His first solo show at the Desmond Gallery in Los Angeles in 1995 was followed by numerous solo shows of his paintings in the U.S. and Mexico, including a special exhibit sponsored by the governor. Now, his work is sold directly to a variety of collectors in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Keating’s latest series, Overview, which combines video and paint, was selected as an LA Times Calendar pick and won awards at juried exhibits at Long Beach Arts and recently at the Visual Arts Society of Texas, Dallas. An interview with Keating about this series was featured on CNN. The paintings are currently available from JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach and online at http://www.KeatingArt.com
Places I Would Like To Visit
I have painted plein air in France and Mexico on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca and exhibited throughout the Mexico and the U.S. I would love to travel to Europe, particularly to France, Germany and Switzerland to capture video of new subject matter find like-minded artists that combine cutting edge digital technology with traditional media. I have a new direction that I am working on and am starting to capture reference for this new series.
Art Forms And Cultures I Would Like To Engage With
I would love to collaborate with a videographer to document my process and create movies that give a peak inside the studio to show in depth how art is made with detail that has never been done before. I'm all about revealing the process and a lot of my internet content is created to help the viewer to understand the art by getting a look behind the scenes at the creative process. Check out my YouTube Channel at http://www.KeatingArt.com
My Creative Influences & Favorite Artists
I love the abstract expressionists DeKooning and Diebencorn and cutting edge paintiner, Chuck Close.