Philadlephia, PA, United States
About Justin Bean
Born in Detroit, Michigan and currently working and living in Philadelphia, PA.
"All that is solid melts into air."
Artists today are coping with a situation "in which we seem increasingly incapable of fashioning representations of our own current experience." This expressive conundrum currently lies at the root of my interest in making visual art. There is a great challenge in attempting to represent that which is unrepresentable.
In my paintings and drawings I am interested in joining plasticity, visuality and imagination with my 'non-art' interests (some of which are cultural theory, anthropology, the history of modern technology, economic theory, and astronomy.) This leads to mimetic abstractions, environments that are at once flat and dimensional, and images that are familiar but unnameable.
MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia ('13)
BA with honors in Cultural Anthropology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor ('07)
Aqua Art Miami with JAG Modern gallery. December 2013.
215/610 Juried Exhibition
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA. 9/2013
Juror: Donald Kuspit.