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Warren Keating Santa Fe, New Mexico

Warren Keating's paintings start with documentation. He captures subjects on video from birds-eye views, digitizes the film on his computer and, finally, paints them on canvas in an active style he describes as Pixel Impressionism. He merges artistic elements of the 20th Century with 21st Century technology. Warren credits Futurism as well as Richard Diebenkorn and Willem de Kooning as influences in his paintings. Fun fact: Warren’s inspiration for this series came from a vacation to Paris where he photographed passersby from his hotel balcony in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

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    About The Artist

    Warren Keating's paintings start with documentation. He captures subjects on video from birds-eye views, digitizes the film on his computer and, finally, paints them on canvas in an active style he describes as Pixel Impressionism. He merges artistic elements of the 20th Century with 21st Century technology. Warren credits Futurism as well as Richard Diebenkorn and Willem de Kooning as influences in his paintings. Fun fact: Warren’s inspiration for this series came from a vacation to Paris where he photographed passersby from his hotel balcony in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

    Artist Statement

    My latest paintings from the Overview series are the result of collecting video of unwitting subjects from balconies, rooftops and bridges, digitizing them on computer and painting them on canvas in a style that can be best described as Pixelated Impressionism. Merging elements that artists have explored throughout the 20th Century: abstract naturalism, expressive realism, narrative painting, with 21st Century technology; digitized video, satellite surveillance and internet voyeurism, these paintings depict organic shapes of foreshortened figures forming dynamic relationships with their urban environments. Drawing from my childhood experience with a disease that left me unable to walk for several years, I obsessively combine video and paint to create overhead views of walking people captured on canvas, stop-action, mid-step in thick paint. I painstakingly select the exact frame of video that tells the story of each character and render the digital nature of each image in a painterly style depicting a privileged view of a private moment. The motion of these subjects is realized in thick paint as video scan lines and pixel artifacts creating a style of mark making that has never been seen before.

    Artist Background

    Otis College of Art and Design
    Bachelor of Arts, 1989

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    Hear What Collectors Say About Warren's Work

    Warren Keating 11/21/2017 | 1:26 PM

    Thank you Ms. Wall! You were a delight to work with, and I am overwhelmed with your gratitude. I'm so glad that this portrait will bring you and your family joy for generations.

    commentsCartoons with Dad (During Hurricane Harvey)
    M Wall purchased this artwork. 11/21/2017 | 1:21 PM

    I can't thank Warren Keating enough for this BEAUTIFUL painting. It all started with a photograph I took of my son on top of my husband's shoulders. I just fell in love with the photo, and I thought it would be a special gift to my husband to have it formalized in paint by a professional artist. I thought Warren Keating might be perfect for the job, and boy was he! He completely exceeded my expectations with this breathtaking piece. My husband was brought to tears when he received it. We'll cherish this painting, and we know one day our son will, too. Gifts don't get any better than that!

    Warren Keating 6/27/2015 | 12:37 PM

    Evan, you are driving me nuts, as well; you're getting my favorite pieces, before I can show them to anyone else. Let me know when my suite is ready; it is time for you to get an aerial portrait.

    commentsMan Wearing Hat and Trench Coat in Paris Rain
    E Flaschen 6/27/2015 | 10:37 AM

    Warren I am really getting to despise you. You just posted a new painting that I must have. We are getting to the point where you should just move in here and cover all of my walls!!!

    Warren Keating 6/14/2015 | 2:56 PM

    Thank you, Mr. Flaschen for your wonderfully crafted comments and for becoming an avid collector of my work. Your words have really summed up very succinctly and thoughtfully what I am intending to achieve with each painting.

    commentsYoung Woman Wearing Cool Shoes on Hollywood Blvd.
    E Flaschen purchased this artwork. 6/14/2015 | 2:42 PM

    Original. Simple. Elegant. Human. I now have four of Mr. Keating's paintings. Rave reviews from visitors. Enough said.

    Warren Keating 4/10/2015 | 2:10 PM

    Thank you, Darleneweir. I appreciate that.

    commentsBlonde Taking Photo with Star on Hollywood Boulevard #2
    Darleneweir 4/9/2015 | 7:59 PM

    Beautiful!

    Warren Keating 10/26/2013 | 12:21 AM

    This artist talk took place at Gallery 825 during my October solo show. In the video, I discuss how I get my ideas and my painting process. There is also some video of the opening reception.

    Warren Keating 7/1/2013 | 11:59 PM

    Thank you! I'm glad that you're enjoying the painting. Thank you for your support and buying from Ugallery.

    commentsRed Umbrella In Paris
    B Bauck purchased this artwork. 7/1/2013 | 11:33 PM

    Love it!

    Warren Keating 4/18/2013 | 6:29 PM

    Thank you so much, Jwoodrome! When I saw this couple from my balcony, I knew this Paris scene had to be painted.

    commentsSmoking Parisians Walking Down St. Germain
    Jwoodrome 4/18/2013 | 6:13 PM

    The smoking Parisians look so much like my sister and her husband, who lived in Paris for several years. I hope that me or someone in my family can buy this someday when we can budget the funds. It is an awesome work!

    Warren Keating 2/15/2013 | 11:03 AM

    Thank you for your message, Nance. I have this large piece, depicting an older couple: http://www.ugallery.com/oil-painting-paris-couple-in-orange-and-blue Also, I have reference of many old couples from which I can make a commissioned painting. Let me know your preferred size, and I can come up with something for you.

    nance 2/14/2013 | 6:56 PM

    I'm looking for a piece with an old man and woman.

    commentsSpecial Commission for Carol
    C Porter purchased this artwork. 1/21/2013 | 9:51 AM

    This painting which I have named "Michael's Special Day" captures a moment in time which my son & I treasure. We love it. Michael has hung this painting near another one Warren Keating did which is a large orange umbrella. Thank you for your artistic creation and making a rainy day become a lasting memory. Carol

    Warren Keating 4/23/2012 | 12:53 PM

    Warren Keating Interviewed on The Candid Frame:

    “Warren Keating is a painter who has based his popular overhead series on images that he has produced with a digital video camera. The result brings together the perspective of the camera with the nuance control of light and color that can only happen on canvas.” - Ibarionex Perello

    Warren Keating 3/20/2012 | 4:02 PM

    In-depth Interview with artist Warren Keating about art, studio practice, selling online and more. streaming audio >

    Warren Keating 11/8/2011 | 4:15 PM

    Keating Interviewed About Overview series on CNN:

     

    A producer at CNN captured this profile of my art that explains the intentions and process behind my figurative paitings.

    Warren Keating 11/8/2011 | 4:09 PM

    Keating Wins Honorable Mention at California Open

    Out of 2000 artworks submitted, “Leather Couple" was awarded Honorable MentionJurors Katherine Chang Liu and Peter Mays awarded figurative painting at the annual juried art competition sponsored by TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center, Southern California's largest art gallery complex.

    “This is the most expressive painting in the show, and I have seen this artist's work before, yet this piece still managed to capture my imagination” - Juror Katherine Chang Liu

    For a video of the show, check out YouTube.com/KeatingArt

    Warren Keating 8/13/2011 | 2:15 PM

    Warren Keating Wins Spot In California Open Jurors Katherine Chang Liu and Peter Mays chose figurative painting "Leather Couple" for the sixth annual juried art competition sponsored by TAG Gallery at prestigious Bergamot Station Arts Center, Southern California's largest art gallery complex and cultural center OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, August 20, 5-8pm. The exhibit runs until September 2.

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