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The Shallow End of an Endful Summer, 2022
acrylic on panel, 40x30 inches, sold
You can shove your sorry's in a sack, Mister, 2022
acrylic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $1800
Bat Macumba, 2022
acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, $2500
Bedside Road, 2012
acrylic and oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches, sold
This Year's Model, 2019
acrylic on panel, 48 x 60 inches, $6200
Goodbye Forever... Until Next Time, 2019
acrylic on panel, 48 x 48 inches, $5300
Every F-ing Time, 2019
charcoal on paper, 22 x 30 inches unframed, $1200
Long Division, 2015
acrylic and ink on canvas, 40 x 50 inches, sold
About the artist...
Read The Austin Chronicle Cover Story here.
Ian Shults was chosen as #35 on the Oxford American's Top 100 Southern Artists in 2012.
"Finish this sentence, sure, but then put the goddam paper down or step away from the screen and haul your ass up West Sixth to see this first show by local painter Ian Shults. That's the best advice we can give a fellow citizen right now, as the Workman Gallery decks its walls with the deconstructed vintage reprobates and swingers, all mid-century seersucker and clandestine hanky-panky, rendered in stunning acrylics by this hotshot with a brush and a brain." - The Austin Chronicle, July 9, 2010
Ian Shults' paintings forge fine art and the profane to tell sordid tales of debauchery with a sly sense of humor. His paintings recall a bygone era when the sheen of the American Dream dulled, and subversive behavior of illicit drugs and kinky benders were swept under the rug. Ian spent eight years as the Lead Illustrator and Head Sculptor at Blue Genie Art, where his ideas and vision accounted for much of the look of the various sculptures and illustrations produced at the shop.