Sean Karemaker moved to Vancouver 6 years ago to work in the video game industry, what he found outside the offices on the streets of Vancouver became far more interesting to him. He began to work on a series of single panel comics about his experience-observing people in Vancouver. Sean called the comics Astronaut Journal. Over time the comics evolved into full size graphic novels, the work became popular in the underground comics scene and began to attract the attention of galleries. Sean’s work continues to evolve and change. Surreal imagery and compositions are used along with common, recognizable events and emotions of the human experience the effect is meant to be disarmingly personal. Sean Has recently been focused on large story based compositions that express love and love lost, A fear of growing old and feelings of Nostalgia based on his experiences of living in Vancouver.
Sean has exhibited at The Pendulum Gallery, The Gam, Gallery , Gropps Gallery among others. There are upcoming shows at the Seymour Art gallery, and the Aiden Gallery.
Sean Has recently started doing volunteer based teaching. On a recent trip to Celaya, Mexico he taught A group of over 100 kids living in a orphanage along with Mexican and American artists. Sean has also taught sculpting in a community house in kitsilano.
Arts Off Main is an artist-run gallery in Vancouver, BC offering affordable local art, gifts and framing.