Casey McKee’s process is a combination of photography and painting. First creating the photograph, then printing it onto a surface by use of a photographic emulsion, McKee spends the majority of time working with oil paint to bring out the desired expression in his works. To experience the works in person is to realize the depth, layers and subtlety created with the fusion of oil paint with photographic emulsion. The final work is neither a photograph, nor a painting but something directly in between with qualities of both.
Born in Phoenix Arizona, Casey McKee has exhibited his work throughout much of the United States including: New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Chicago as well as across the Atlantic in London, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Berlin. In addition, the artist’s work has been exhibited and is collected by several major and private museums. heliumcowboy artspace is representing Case McKee since 2005. He participated at the Fountainhead residency programme Miami, USA in October 2010.
☁ CASEY MCKEE