60 x 60 cm | 23 x 23 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
"An abstracted deconstruction of the Coke logo. I studied a combination of abstract expressionist and pop artist as influence on this piece. Using vigorous and instinctive brush strokes and and stabing marks, I wanted to create a sense of chaos and confusion juxtaposed against the friendly and familiar soft drinks logo. A visceral reaction to the uncertainty of modern day to day life."
Describing his artistic approach as 3-D collage, the multidisciplinary artist Sean Madden explores and creates elemental hybrids that culminate in powerful sculptural forms. Constructing small-scale sculptures, Madden counteracts their modest size with signals of power, vigour and strength, taking heed from cartoonish figurines, aerodynamic principles and historical symbols of fortitude and tenacity.
Exploring both the medium as much as the subject matter, Madden presents his bronze-cast statuettes often in a rough, textured finish, implying an Expressionist emphasis of the material and surface as seminal to the oft-imposing forms. With titles that range from Epic to Supernature, Madden’s work is an embrace of the fearless and brave.