Shawn McNulty Art Artist


Abstract Paintings Contemporary Modern Art Landscapes by Artist Shawn McNulty


tombstone
40x80" (diptych)

rooster
40x80" (diptych)

supersonic
66x66"

limbo
66x66"
leviathan
leviathan
36x36"

bandicoot
40x40"
kettle
kettle
30x30"
fiddler
junco
20x20"
Tycoon
toadstool
30x30"
foreshore
foreshore
30x30"
sultan
sultan
60x60"

artery
40x40"
jettiso
acorn
40x40"
basquiat
basquiat
24x24"

Sign up to my monthly email newsletter for the latest news and special promos.

Pepper won the Award of Excellence at the Hopkins Center for the Arts Members' Juried Show.

abstract minneonka arts mn

Kettle and Junco are in the juried exhibition ABSTRACT at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.


MNdaily Article



I have a new museum quality art book of all paintings from 2008 to 2015

12x12" Hardcover $149

7x7" Softcover $55


Shawn McNulty US Bank Stadium Art Collection
Here's my art at US Bank Stadium Minnesota Vikings Collection

Previous Art Exhibitions:

NUTS AND BITS: New work from Shawn McNulty and Daniel Buettner 2015

Chaos Control - August 2014 at Rosalux Gallery


Exhibition Photos

Citypages A List

Vita.mn


Interpose
- November 2013
at Rosalux Gallery


INTERPOSE - Star Tribune

Opening Reception Photos

INTERPOSE - Vita.mn


"My work is dependent on design fundamentals: form, color, and composition.  My style explores the relationship between man-made structures and the natural world; the idea of recognizable shapes and structures living within irrational thoughts and emotions. I begin a new piece very spontaneously and become more detailed as the composition starts to show itself. The first layer is the most erratic and freeform as I mash and scrape together a variety of acrylic colors and pumice with commercial grade joint knives.  I invented a “shoe palette knife” which I use on early layers to challenge the way my body connects to the surface.   I also work the canvas on the floor using a Swiffer tool.  A dialogue is created with the painting, and it starts to show me what needs to be done. Thick layers of acrylic and pumice and are applied, scraped off, reapplied, sliced off, etc.  There’s a technique I call “scuffling” which involves a repetitive chopping motion with the palette knife resulting in approximate parallel lines.   The color fields interplay with each other, attempting to find common ground resulting in complex and interesting edges.  The process continues until a solution is found, always applying and mixing paint directly on the canvas, scraping away layers to reveal the ghostly characters of the previous.  There is a feeling of serenity in my work, but it’s draped over unbridled energy, which is breaking through it.  I don’t let you relax completely." - Shawn McNulty

I did a series of abstract dog paintings for the Kitsch show at Rosalux Gallery in May 2013. Prints are available on paper and canvas. Check out Boston Terrier, Bulldog, & Dachshund.

Tags: Red Abstract Art, Blue Abstract Art, Yellow Abstract Art, Orange Abstract Art, Purple Abstract Art, Green Abstract Art, White Abstract Art, Black Abstract Art