Beau Stanton is an internationally acclaimed artist originally from California who now calls New York City his home. Known for his meticulous attention to detail and bold colors, Stanton’s pieces are often based off of iconic visual symbols and Jungian archetypes – illustrating tensions between opposing attitudes of the ego and the unconscious, which becomes more apparent with a closer look at the mural pictured above. Stanton’s work ranges from paintings, murals, large scale installations, stained glass, mosaics, and multimedia animations.
Stanton’s mural featured in this post can be found at the Project Renewal Men’s Shelter in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York. It was originally painted in 2015 for the LoMan arts festival that brought together large-scale works by acclaimed mural artists to 21 lower manhattan neighborhoods, from 23rd Street to the South Street Seaport, in celebration of art that is public, permanent, and accessible to all. The festival was put on by the LISA project, a non-profit organization bringing together a diverse group of street artists to historic Mulberry Street in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York City to create Manhattan’s first and only mural district.
Stanton has a solo exhibition, “MEGACOSM“ happening now through April 1st at Brilliant Champions Gallery in Brooklyn.