Scott Seekins (American)
Lives and works in Minneapolis, MN
Twin Cities icon Scott Seekins, in the past twenty years, has created more than 300 self-portraits. Many of these images are situational, whereby he places his self in various scenarios. Some are based on historical events, while others portray fantasy relationships with pop music icon Britney Spears. All of Seekins’s artworks reveal a sense of humor and poignancy.
A central character in Seekins’s natural world pantheon is the panther. Its posture varies from picture to picture, sometimes posing in stately Egyptian-styled profile, and at others in an alert crouching position. The figures in his paintings and drawings are adorned with or surrounded by myriad personal symbols, thus infusing them with supernatural, mystical, or magical power.