Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.


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This particular painting began as an idea for a series of portraits of famous people, under the show title ‘painter paparazzi’. It is a commentary on celebrity worship, idolization, pride, vanity, and time, amongst other things. The main character resembles a famous actress which is playing on schemata and facial recognition,or in other words, providing a familiar face so that there is some common ground between myself and the viewer. Once established the viewer is guided though the painting via visual devices that are designed in such a way as to guide the viewer through the painting. It is also important to me to involve the viewer in my work, so that they also build the story based on what they know of the subject. I consider my work an ongoing social experiment, which is designed to observe the idea of ‘subjectivity’ and ‘objectivity’ in art. The painting is available for sale or as a print through Saatchi. link here

Title: Pride
Size: 30x30x2 in.
Medium: Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas

Author: hälts

Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the inner spirit and journey of the living artist Shane Haltman, sometimes referred to as 'hälts'. He lives, breathes and makes art in Canada. Shane loves to travel to remote and exotic locations to create. He specializes in drawing, painting and movie making. Your visits are welcome and very much appreciated. Thank you, from the heart, hälts

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