Super beautiful work from Los Angeles-based painter Seth Armstrong

13 October 2014
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A kind of magic happens when Seth Armstrong puts brush to canvas. Having only been familiar with his work for the Mr Porter Journal, I became instantly bewitched by his paintings when clicking through his website.

There’s so much depth in Seth’s work, not just aesthetically with the rich tones and shading he uses but in the narrative, where we wonder how these different characters came to be in the same place together and what’s going to happen next.

Raised in LA, there’s a distinctively filmic feel to everything yet Seth also manages to create a wonderful intimacy with voyeuristic touches especially in some of the portraits. I imagine that only by seeing his work in real life would you truly understand and appreciate the intricacies and other little details he includes, but seeing them online is a not bad place to start.


Seth Armstrong: The Volcano Lady


Seth Armstrong: Solarium #2


Seth Armstrong: Stripes on the Beach


Seth Armstrong: Not the Desert


Seth Armstrong: California Casual (at Robert Spencer’s)


Seth Armstrong: Pissing on Ireland


Seth Armstrong: Roman Romp

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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