The works of Shawn McNulty are certainly worth looking at closely as he is a contemporary abstract artist whose contemporary abstract paintings are well recognized in Minnesota. According to the artist, his style of contemporary abstract painting is one in which shapes and structures are created in an environment that is considered irrational and which with the help of proper play of color and form and composition lead to some truly recognizable as well as outstanding works of art.
Contemporary Abstract Painting From A Graduate From St. John’s University
McNulty who dabbles in contemporary abstract painting was raised in St. Paul and after graduation from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota started to work with Philosophy, Animal Behavior and Behaviorism and he also was teaching assistant in Art and Philosophy during his days at St. John’s University.
Later, he became influenced by Hans Hofmann and Mark Rothko and even Richard Deibenlorn whose works continue to inspire him today. From working with Multimedia and also Digital Art he began to expand his horizons to start creating delightful contemporary abstract paintings. He has made good use of the Internet to promote his works to a great many different art collectors from every part of the world and even Bill Clinton and Jesse Ventura (former Governor of Minnesota) are among patrons that have bought his works of art.
For those of you that wish to look at his contemporary abstract painting you can find them in some very elite corporate art collections such as at Hi-Wire Productions and Net Perceptions and even M-Tech Information Technology. It is also McNulty along with twenty-six other contemporary painters that have been instrumental in creating Rosalux Gallery that is situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota and this gallery is one of the most important galleries as far as displaying works of contemporary abstract painting go. It is located on Washington Avenue and more particularly in the Open Book Building.
As for contemporary abstract paintings by Shawn McNulty there is something special about them as witnessed in the compelling use of color that won’t let the viewer relax and though the play of colors is somewhat rough (thanks to use of a palette knife) it also has some amount of calm paints that together reminds you of rough seas. At the very least, what can safely be said about contemporary abstract paintings by McNulty is that they are not your traditional abstract landscapes – not by any stretch of imagination.
The thing that strikes a person the most when they look at abstract watercolor painting is that these paintings will blend different colors and stray water markings which then results in impacting the senses in a most profound manner. Most artists that create such works of art will generally try and blend simplicity with clear abstract ideas and they will also use carefully selected themes which help to elicit a desired response in the mind of the viewer.