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Category Individual Artists
Name of Artist Durand Seay
Country United States
City Atlanta, GA
Artistic Styles Futurism , Surrealism
Subject Areas Animal/Wildlife, Fantasy, Landscape, Religious, Sports
Art Media Graphite pencil, Oil paint, Oil pastel
Artist's Website Durand Seay Fine Artist
Durand Seay's work shows influences from three movements of art, the Cubists, the Italian Futurists and Surrealists. Seay’s cubist influence is found in the intuitive nature of Picasso. Like Boccioni, Seay’s art explores a similar three dimensional expression, but as an architect doing his drawings on two dimensional surfaces. Italian Futurist, Boccioni pursued the exploration of movement as a relationship of the object to its surrounding space. Unlike his Cubist counter parts, Boccioni was expressing movement three dimensionally through sculpture. Two dimensional concepts became form. Finally, Seay’s pursuit of symbolism, expressing narratives towards balance, spirituality, and human nature, within his surrealistic expressions is further understood through the likes of work by Dali.
Graduating from Auburn University in Architecture, he also attended University of Georgia to extend his skills in art and his understanding of painting. His work has been exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions all over the southeast since 1978, and recently in 2009 “Imaginary Journeys”, Trevisan Arte Internationale invitational exhibition, Ferarra, Italy. His history of awards precedes him with the following selected examples: 2008 First Place in Oil and Acrylic category, Hilton Head Art League National Juried Exhibition, Hilton Head, SC.
2008 Purchase Award, SouthWorks Juried Exhibition, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA. 2003 Award of Excellence, Alabama Exhibition, Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, AL.
1990, 1989, 1986, 1985, 1984 Best of Show, Montgomery Museum’s Montgomery Art Guild Exhibition, Montgomery, AL.
1987 Best in Pastel Category, Metro Art International Competition, New York, New York.