Cain - Partially draped figures in magenta and green

Partially draped figures in magenta and spring green with Eakin's "The Champion, Single Sculls"

2017

acrylic on board

12.75 x 11 inches framed

Cain - Draped figure in blue

Draped figure in blue with La Tour's "St. Sebastian"

2017

acrylic on board

12.75 x 15.5 inches framed

Cain - Two figures in brown and violet

Two figures in brown and violet with Giotto's "Joachim and Anna"

2017

acrylic on board

6 x 14 inches framed

Cain - Green figure with piero della francesca

Green figure with Piero della Francesca fragment

2017

acrylic on board

11.5 x 13 inches framed

Cain - Purple Figure waving cloth

Purple figure waving cloth with Stubb's "Whistlejacket"

2017

acrylic on board

11 x 15.5 inches framed

Cain - reclining figure with mausoleum

Reclining figure with Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

2017

acrylic on board

14.5 x 11.25 inches framed

Cain - triptych with magenta and blue

Triptych with magenta and blue striding figures and Cole's "Oxbow"

2017

acrylic on board

9 x 17.5 inches framed

Cain - Trio with falling cloth

Trio with falling cloth

2017

acrylic on board

10.5 x 22.5 inches framed

Cain - Blue figure with raised arms

Blue figure with raised arms and Courbet's "Rock Breakers"

2017

acrylic on board

6.75 x 9.25 inches framed

Cain - Brown figure waving cloth

Brown figure waving cloth with colorful highlights

2017

acrylic on board

9 x 12.75 inches framed

Cain - grey figure with Zurburan still life

Grey figure with Zurburan still life

2017

acrylic on board

12.75 x 10.5 inches framed

Cain - Purple figure hidden behind cloth

Purple figure hidden behind cloth with Caravaggio's "Conversion of St. Paul"

2017

acrylic on board

10.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Cain - Sky blue figure shielding eyes

Sky blue figure shielding eyes with Rembrandt's "Prodigal Son"

2017

acrylic on board

10.25 x 12.5 inches framed

Cain - Museum doorway

Museum doorway with Van Eyck's "Portrait of Man"

2017

acrylic on board

10.25 x 12/5 inches framed

Cain - triptych with trompe l'oeil

Triptych with trompe l'oeil ivory of Creation, kneeling figure, and Weyden's "Portrait of a Lady"

2017

acrylic on board

12.75 x 15.5 inches framed

Cain - Triptych with vermillion and teal figures

Triptych with vermillion and teal figures with Ben Nicholson still life

2017

acrylic on board

9.25 x 17.75 inches framed

Cain - Triptych with teal and violet figures

Triptych with teal and violet figures with Stubbs "White Horse"

2017

acrylic on board

16.5 x 11 inches framed

Cain - Triptych with green and pink dancing figures

Triptych with green and pink dancing figures and Fantin-Latour still life

2017

acrylic on board

10.25 x 17.25 inches framed

Cain - Diptych with violet seated figure

Diptych with violet seated figure and Fantin-Latour "Nasturtiums"

2017

acrylic on board

10 x 17.75 inches framed

Press Release

“I wanted to swim around pictures I’ve always loved,” said the artist Sean Cain, regarding his June exhibition at Russo Lee Gallery. The artist reveals a new approach to the figure, creating diptychs and triptychs of his familiar models in random poses, juxtaposed with iconic masterpieces from art history, sometimes alluding to religious symbolism. The structure and modeling of these dynamic small works have a joyful yet intimate paint-by-number, color-block feel. Similar to his previous work, these paintings draw the viewer in and then prompt efforts of individual interpretation. They are both beautiful and enigmatic.

A graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1994, Sean Cain also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Cain has been in numerous exhibitions at the Laura Russo Gallery. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, and the Portland Art Museum in Oregon.