Description This is a giclee print from the 'Private Eye's View' series of figurative paintings by Warren Keating. It depicts a young man walking at the Getty Center from an overhead or 'bird's eye' view. This series is currently being shown at two Los Angeles area galleries, but I am currently offering this low-cost print online for those who don't want to spend $2000 for one of the originals, but would still like to have a representation of one of these paintings in their home.Keatings latest works, Private Eyes View, are the result of collecting photographs and video of unwitting subjects from balconies in France, digitizing them on computer and painting them on canvas. This series brings together many elements that artists have explored throughout the 20th Century: abstract naturalism, expressive realism, narrative painting, photography and video. In each work, we find organic shapes of foreshortened figures forming dynamic relationships with the patterns and walkways of their urban environments. Opposing elements of photography and abstraction somehow come together as perfect partners in this blending of 20th century painting ideas; abstraction, expression and narration with 21st Century technology; digitized video, satellite surveillance and internet voyeurism. Expressionistic mark-making depicts walking subjects, stop-action, mid-step in thick paint that renders motion in the form of video scan lines and pixel artifacts. Keating has painstakingly selected the exact frame, from hundreds, that tell us the story of each character, and rendered the digital nature of each image in a painterly style depicting a privileged view of a private moment.
Warren Keating, Los Angeles Member Since May 2007 Artist Statement Warren Keating's award-winning paintings reflects the culmination of 25 years of painting both the figure and the landscape. He has had numerous solo shows of his paintings in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as having sold directly to a variety of collectors around the world. He has been featured on CNN, and has had several articles written about him in Los Angeles area newspapers. Currently, Keating is represented by several galleries in San Francisco and Los Angeles. His latest series, "Overview" was selected as an LA Times Calendar pick.