Sean Landers


I'm sitting among unfinished paintings from my most recent series in which I've culled devils from my subconscious. The paintings are based on the new book I am writing. The working title is Portrait of the Artist as a Middle-Aged Man—my first book since [Sic]. It will be published by Greengrassi Gallery, London, and will be out in conjunction with an exhibition there in early 2006. In it, I separate my character into id and superego and let the two fight over topics such as the future direction of my art, the cycle of my self-love/self-loathing, and my carnal desires. As I write, I find my id to be a much more compelling character. Most of the paintings pictured here are my efforts to give an image to that character. This series, like most of what I have ever done, comes out of my writing.