“Menagerie” is a series of large-scale mixed media paintings of vibrant animal portraits. These emotionally charged images surface amidst a storm of gestural marks in a brilliant color palette. Keatonʼs inclusion of text and other markings within each portrait bring up certain ideas regarding our relationships with animals, one another and art.
Viewers will each experience their own unique interpretation as Keatonʼs intention is to emotionally convey the subjectʼs life and movement through the paints. “With this collection, I hope to inspire people’s creativity and promote admiration for the animals around the world.” – Keaton