Meet Shawn Kolodny: an extremely talented American artist and entrepreneur who is constantly flying back and forth between Miami and New York City for their art scenes and culture. His work is Neo expressionists which also has a mathematical equation he uses around his subjects in his paintings, symbolizing the Ora or the numerology of the person . Shawn has also shown in various locations all around the country. His part time job is being manager of provocateur, which is just a side gig but his true passion is his art. Kolodny received his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Syracuse University in 1994 and his MBA from Stern School of Business in 2010.

Known for re-appropriating gender-specific utilitarian objects that have, according to the artist, reached their ultimate design, Kolodny creates multi-media sculptures from actual objects. The intended object’s function elevates to art. The form is constant. The work is removed from its intended purpose to highlight the timeless and ageless design that is art. Shawn has begun work on a new series, defining icons through math.

“Everything in the universe is guided by nothing more than a series of equations. Some are simple and obvious. More often than not we can not see them at all. But they still exist. And if you look close enough, sometimes you’ll start to see the formulas that describe our essential existence and meaning. My work strives to expose this duality of knowing we can be defined by something as simple as math, and yet not seeing it despite it being right in our face. This is the formula.”

-Shawn Kolodny

Shawn’s work usually has pop culture references, making his work relevant and millennial. His art is all about the constant strive for originality, creativity, and expression. His paintings usually feature mixed media and an interesting slew of materials: Shawn is an artist who does not fear exploration and innovation. His exceptional approach to art, with his interesting choice of materials and flare, is a pleasure to observe. He is an artist who does not fear change or modernism. He understands how to pay great attention to detail when it comes to creating art. The effort and time that Shawn puts into every one of his paintings are unbelievable. He has a full mind of ideas and self-expressions like no other: being an artist in every sense of the word. He is extremely driven and motivated in creating and using an artistic eye in all that he sets his mind to.

The contemporary art world is vibrant and booming like never before and it’s a twenty-first-century phenomenon, a global industry in its own right. Contemporary Artists seek the power to astonish, satisfy and challenge: the legend of Shawn Kolodny’s artwork achieves all of these things. He showcases art that the public may not ordinarily have access to outside of a large urban environment within a welcoming, creative, and inspirational platform. As time goes on, Shawn will continue to delve deeper into the world of art by utilizing a wide range of mediums and taking an intimate approach to art direction and design. He will continue to build his brand and develop more designs and artwork. We all will be looking forward to seeing what Shawn accomplishes next with his limitless creativity!
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About The Author

Sara Nardea is no stranger to the art world, selling her own paintings and curating exhibitions -- from pop art to abstraction and now to art journalism, she is bringing her New York success to the up-and-coming Miami scene. Sara is now a contributing writer and editor at L'Etage Magazine.

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