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I love comics. Look at my work and my life and that should be obvious. The gangster series stemmed from that love filtered through a temporary reality. I began that series shortly after I moved into a brand new condo-converted building on Chicago's north side. Unbeknownst to my girlfriend or I (or anyone else who moved in), the building stood on the corner of a disputed territory battle between two of Chicagoland's more dangerous gangs. Over the next year our building was repeatedly marked, tagged and vandalized in the name of the disputing gangs. It was during that time I realized how easily things could be divided. How easily a spray painted sign or a colored bandana could be cause for such a chasm in a "society". I decided my artwork needed said chasm to add create opposing sides and to create tension. Gangster Superman and Batman was my light-hearted attempt to capture this. And also, having Adam West throwing up west side was an opportunity I wasn't gonna pass up.
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Steve Seeley was born in a small town in central Wisconsin in 1979. He was raised on a steady diet of hash browns, comic books, heavy metal and outdoor adventures. He received his BFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point before moving to Columbus where he received his MFA from the Ohio State University. After graduating, he moved away from the outer limbs of the Midwest right into its very heart; Chicago. There he currently resides, nourishing himself on the same diet as his childhood, with the exception of "outdoor adventure", which has been replaced by whiskey.
His artwork has been shown in galleries across the U.S. He is represented by the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago. Outside of fine art, Seeley is also an accomplished comic book writer.
OTHER ARTWORK BY THIS ARTIST
Heavy metal animals (Slayer, Danzig and Corrosion of Conformity)
untitled (corpse paint animals)