There’s an aspect of time travel to Beau Stanton‘s artwork. Stitching the past with the present, his paintings and murals radiate with a familiar antiquity and a loyal sailor’s sense of tried-and-true. The California-born, Brooklyn-based artist mixes the nautical with the art historical, the corporeal with the celestial, the ornamental with the earthen.
We recently caught up with Stanton just ahead of the LoMan Art Festival, curated by the L.I.S.A Project. We discussed his participation in the city’s first-ever downtown mural festival, the alchemy of image making, and conquering walls by learning the hard way.