Seth Armstrong

, b. 1983

Seth Armstrong is a Los Angeles-based oil painter that has honed his craft in Northern Holland and Oakland. He holds a BFA from California College of Arts in San Francisco. Whether he’s painting urban landscapes, creating narrative portraits or combining elements of the two, Armstrong’s work conveys a sense of intimacy with its subjects, breath-taking light, hyperrealism and humor. Born in 1983 and raised in Los Angeles, Armstrong moved to the Bay Area to begin his artistic education and career, exhibiting his early work all over Oakland and San Francisco. While studying abroad in Holland, he fell in love with the tactile qualities of oil paint and its ability to capture light. His realistic yet dramatic visual sensibilities have lent themselves to a prolific career as a commercial illustrator. His work has enlivened advertisements and articles all over Europe and North America, as well as concerts for artists such as Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj. After building a solid body of work in Oakland, Armstrong moved back home to Los Angeles, where his creative output and visual style has blossomed exponentially. His paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe in venues including Unit London (UK), Evoke Contemporary (Santa Fe, NM), ThinkSpace Gallery (Los Angeles), Spoke Art Gallery (NY/SF), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Urban Nation Contemporary Urban Art Museum (Berlin), and more. He has also been featured in international art fairs such as SCOPE, the LA Art Fair, and Moniker in London. Armstrong lives and works in Los Angeles.