Sebastian Blanck is part of a new generation of artists unabashedly looking back, and developing upon, the creative advances of artistic predecessors. With an eye to the Impressionist’s work of Bonnard, Vuillard and Degas, Blanck’s canvases are filled with deeply intimate portrayals of his everyday life with wife — artist Isca Greenfield-Sanders — and close friends in New York. His emphasis on pattern, lack of specificity, and cool, formal compositions suggest a dialogue with the more formalist concerns associated with Pop Art. A master of traditional draftsmanship, Blanck’s unique interpretations and advancements mark an emerging trajectory within contemporary art.
Born in New Haven, CT, 1976, Blanck received a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. He was the Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, 2001, and since that time has received extensive solo exhibitions throughout the U.S. Blanck’s work has been written about in New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Paper Magazine, and The New York Art World. Blanck lives and works in New York City.