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Shawn Huckins

b. 1984, Laconia, New Hampshire, USA. Shawn Huckins is a Denver-based artist, best-known for his striking fusion of technical skill and satirical wit. Digging deep into what makes a society thrive—and what makes it collapse—Huckins employs Roman sculpture as a preemptive warning of a failed society and disembodied hands as a metaphor for the past’s manipulative hold over the present. These foreboding symbols are set against a backdrop of 18th-century American painting tradition, contrasting our nation’s birth with its current chaos. (Courtesy of Chefas Projects, Portland).
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