Austin Art Talk

Episode 108: B Shawn Cox

March 2nd, 2023  •  1 hr 5 mins  •  Download (30.2 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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B Shawn Cox is a Texas artist who is best known for his iconographic figurative western cowboy paintings on fabric, digital lenticular work where your shifting perspective creates movement in each piece, and his meticulously constructed dimensional collages which transform 2D into 3D. The work is playful, adventurous, and exciting at first glance but can be delved into deeper for a full gamut and range of thoughts and ideas. Even though his family was in ranching, he chose to leave and focus on academia, studying and practicing both architecture and law. And consistently through the decades in his spare time, he took art classes and the commitment and momentum grew until he got the attention of galleries and collectors alike. Currently, Shawn is exploring western societal and standardized mythologies, reflected and processed from a personal standpoint. He is looking at where he came from and where he is now, and the influences of the kinds of iconography that society celebrates in conscious and unconscious ways.