Shawn McNulty Art Artist


Abstract Paintings Modern Art For Sale Minneapolis Artist Shawn McNulty


tombstone
40x80" (diptych)

rooster
40x80" (diptych)

supersonic
66x66"

limbo
66x66"
leviathan
leviathan
36x36"
kettle
heartbreaker
20x20"
fiddler
junco
20x20"
Tycoon
toadstool
30x30"
foreshore
foreshore
30x30"
sultan
cheetah
12x12"

drone
66x66"
jettiso
acorn
40x40"
basquiat
basquiat
24x24"

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art gallery reception photos

Opening Reception Photos by Andrew Probelski

"Shawn McNulty’s paintings explore the relationship between man-made structures and the natural world; the idea of recognizable shapes and structures living within irrational thoughts and emotions. The artist applies many layers of acrylic and pumice to the canvas using unorthodox methods such as a shoe palette knife (with his foot), plexiglass, brooms, and almost anything that is not a brush. McNulty, now a mid-career artist, has moved away from his signature style geometric abstractions into an arena of organic forms and complex compositions. The heavily textured work in STRIATIONS brings to mind ancient structures or rock formations that have been eroded over hundreds of years, or completely obliterated. The artist avoids the common zone out of many abstract painters for a refreshing battered mediation that doesn’t let you relax completely."

Rosalux Gallery
Opening Reception: April 7th 7-10pm
Exhibition: April 7th-29th, 2018
Hours: Sat and Sun Noon-4pm or by appointment
1400 Van Buren St NE, Ste 195, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413


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

hewing hotel art artwork minneapolis

Current Exhibition:
Hewing Hotel (Minneapolis North Loop)
Feb 2nd-April 30th, 2018


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


"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.

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