Although every painting in the Weaving Landscape series is created from the same linear template, that is not to say that they all look the same or similar. Skeir has continued to develop works with new colour-schemes, painting techniques and moods. The unifying objective for these multi-layered paintings is to create a meditative yet energizing experience for the viewer.
Shawn Skeir has been painting ‘Landscapes’ for more than a decade, and in that time he has created many different effects through variations in colour and technique. The artworks in this series are known for their calm and serene aesthetic, and they can be created on commission in a variety of scales and proportions for different clients.
This series is tied strongly to an earlier series of paintings and drawings by Shawn Skeir. The artist has developed this style of depicting faces and human bodies to a high degree of both skill and originality. In earlier pieces such as ‘King and Queen’ (from ‘94), Skeir’s appropriation of Cubism and African art are still very apparent, whereas the artist’s more recent works assert his own artistic vision.
The term “giclee print” connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction. The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. For example, at the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.