The paintings by American artist, Shawn Huckins, blend the traditional with the contemporary, making them fun and engaging.
His intense colors and meticulous hand-drawn portraits offer a touch of humor and reflection. viewers.
In the case of his series Dirty laundry, Huckins shows the relationship of human beings with the fabric, which is fundamental and primary, since from the moment we are born we are involved in it.
Huckins reflects on this material, pointing out that it is the first experience of touch and comfort, as well as offering a feeling of comfort and protection or of not wanting to be seen.
"We use fabric to disguise, but also to express ourselves, selectively, based on how we see ourselves and how we want others to see us."
In this way, the 38-year-old artist proposes works where traditional women and men, are wrapped in contemporary fabrics of different colors and patterns, ensuring that we all have dirty laundry literally and figuratively.
His hand-painted recreations of historical works reveal bold, bright and colorful fabrics that cover all or significant parts of the portrait.
This is how viewers get few clues about the models, but with such minute details that they can reveal the truth.
And it is that Huckins, exposes this reflection, pointing out that we all have hiding places and that even, sometimes we try to hide from ourselves or from others.
This creative's portraits, landscapes, and pastoral scenes are drawn from public domain records and museum collections of classic American paintings.
His work has been exhibited in both private and public collections across the United States, and has been featured in various digital outlets including Forbes, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Huffington Post, New American Paintings, The Jealous Curator, and The Advocate.
Huckins, who studied at Keene State College in New Hampshire and the University of Wollongong in Australia.