Dean Christensenis creating Historical Cult Paintings
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About Dean Christensen
My name is Dean Christensen and I am an artist from Louisville, KY currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY (on Dean Street believe it or not). For those unfamiliar with my work, I make paintings of myself.. and clothing of myself.. and music videos of myself.. but for a cause! As self-indulgent as it may translate at first, my conceptual intention is to use myself as a satirical reflection of the millennial generation and it's trademark narcissism. But don't take my word for it, Check out what these critics have to say -
"N. Dean Christensen, an artist and a millennial himself, has art that gives a sense of humor to the hype reverberating through the millennial culture and the emphasis on self-promotion."
- Elizabeth Kramer (Visual Arts Editor at Courier Journal)
"It doesn’t get much more millennial than a 6-foot-by-4-foot painted selfie. Artist N. Dean Christensen has set out to either poke fun at or embrace his generation’s unfavorable reputation"
- Sarah Havens (Culture Editor at Insider Louisville)
"While Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are important mainstays for many, especially the millennials, painter N. Dean Christensen has chosen to portray the humorous side of social media. As the self-titled “Millennial Man,” the 25 year-old reflects on society’s selfie preoccupation."
- Jo Anne Triplett (Visual Arts Editor at LEO Weekly)
"Identity is one of the fundamental, pervasive themes in all art throughout history, and Christensen’s work weds the tactile expressionism of painting to the digital navel-gazing of a media-drenched contemporary society."
- Keith Waits (Managing Editor for Arts-Louisville)
Painting myself is working!! :D
CONCEPTUAL INTENTIONS ASIDE,
I have found that passionately pursuing something so ridiculous has infinite potential to inspire.. and that is what truly keeps the fire in my belly to keep creating! Over absolutely everything else, my dream is to inspire others to follow their passion and stay true to themselves no matter how ridiculous their goals.
AND THAT'S WHERE YOU COME IN <3
Believe it or not, painting loads of bizarre pictures of myself does not always result in sales.. It does however, always require a significant amount of time and expensive resources. So in order to cult-ivate a consistent flow of income, I've come to Patreon to streamline all true supporters together as a cult.. We are the Deanie Babies, and YOU are invited!
The cult initiation fee starts at $5. If you pledge $10 or more however, CONGRATULATIONS, you made it into the painting! I will literally paint your face into my next cult painting and you will go down in history forever.
Sounds too good to be true? See for yourself.
This is history in the making folks. No artist has done this before.. Not only could your face be forever ingrained in an ICONIC painting that will last lifetimes, but I guarantee your pledge will ignite an extra spark of happiness with every milestone I achieve knowing you have personally helped along the way.
In all seriousness, your pledge gives me the freedom do do what I love.. and in turn, lets dreamers keep dreaming and keeps the magic of art alive and thriving! And if that isn't what you're about, that's okay.. but you'll never be a member of my cult.
Lots of love,