Oil painter, Sean Thomas' works are his response to the relationship between the artificial and natural environment. Drawing from subject matter such as industrial complexes, expressways, and discarded plastic toys, he utilizes paint to shift the various tensions that exist within these commonplace environments in order to distort their context. Considerations are made in the design, layering, and mark making to manipulate the perception of how our manufactured surroundings and natural phenomena coexist. Sean filters the engineered precision of straight lines and repetition though atmosphere, time, and decay to construct a newly edited balance. Sean graduated from RISD and is the recipient of the RISCA 2009 Fellowship for painting.