Sean Dietrich has painted live in front of over 2 million people per year at various festivals, nightclubs, charity events and gallery openings–that is the essence of his art. He is not running naked through the desert like the Burning Man set, but he also is not the type of artist that feels the need to create a 75 word title for their art because the painting itself didn’t reflect the artist’s confidence in relaying the message. It’s created for the intelligent and energetic, the questioning and for those who leave little burden for others to carry.
Sean helps to carry the flame of Gonzo art, as well as make sure that the generations that fought in the Great Wars aren’t forgotten, and that those still alive and haunted by what they had to do have an ally on the homefront. Sean’s art is not there to make sure the couch and the drapes look good together, it’s there to stimulate conversation, and to solidify the art buying experience into something that makes the buyer proud and not confused, or stuck following trends. Sean’s artwork reflects the energy of the times, as well as the residual of past worlds and lives. He believes in the edict of respecting your elders, learning from your past, pushing the limits of what you create, and continuing to work in the space other artists fear to tread.
In the comic book industry Sean Dietrich is known for Inductriacide Graphic Novel, Fervor and Mess. Other books include Catalepsy, children’s book The Fruits of Our Labor and I Brought the Gutter.
He’s currently promoting his latest art book published by Committed Comics; Confidence Pig. More about Sean can be found on his website www.seandietrichart.com