How did you start off as an artist?
I started drawing mandalas on graph paper on my down time at my first call center job. After getting let go a few months later I kept drawing and eventually found isometric graph paper. I kept honing my skills there for a few years until my painter friend asked me to collaborate with him. “I don’t paint.” I told him. “Learn” he said, and the rest is history.
What’s the best part of your work?
I enjoy drawing isometric structures as the symmetry really appeals to me aesthetically. I’ve always had trouble finding a flow in drawing because of the asymmetry of it all, but using a grid helps so much. I enjoy the challenge that comes with trying to get the lines and angles to line up perfectly, and the mental satisfaction of seeing a finished product being produced in real time, it’s like a blueprint being built before my eyes.
Please explain your style
Precision and cleanliness are the two things I aim for most in my paintings, as it makes the illusion complete. Isometric art is what I enjoy making the most, the 3D effect is easy to make and easily recognizable, especially compared to my freehand flow. I very much enjoy making a piece seem like it is deeper than just the flat medium it is on.
Your artistic future?
I eventually would love to paint with some of my bigger inspirations, Threyda or Apex Collective, but I’ve already done so much more with my art than I had initially imagined with it. I’m just happy to continue making art that people enjoy looking at, even if those people are just me. It was always a source of expression for me, so to continue to be able to find new ways to put what I see in my head into the world is always exciting.
Something to think about?
I’m just tracing lines. Anyone can pick up a grid and count the marks on a ruler, it’s just a matter of how you connect the dots. That’s the magic of creation.
Thank you again for the opportunity! I greatly appreciate the chance to be featured among similar styled geometric artists and start making connections in the art community!
Sean Byrnes ★ Artist resume
I’ve been drawing on graph paper for about 5 years now, recently moving to canvas in the last 14 months. I have recently put in applications to start live painting at events here in Arizona, hopefully more to come in 2022!
Thank you too, Sean.