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  • AEON x Sean Martorana

    Posted on November 12 2019

    ​​ While exploring ideas for a new collection, I had a couple of criteria in mind. First, I wanted to create a series with broad appeal, in which anyone viewing...

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  • Embellished Eames Shell Armchair

    Posted on October 08 2019

    I recently painted an iconic Eames Shell Armchair in collaboration with Herman Miller Philadelphia for their ANNUAL MODERN CLASSIC for Design Philadelphia at the Center for Architecture + Design. This chair will be...

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  • Hops Brewerytown - Neighborhood Lounge Part Two

    Posted on April 23 2019

    Hops Brewerytown - Neighborhood Lounge Washroom Mural157.75” x 100” Flourish Hand-Painted Installation201 Sq FtRestaurant - Philadelphia, PAIn Collaboration with Madison Art ConsultingCreative Direction: Apop Design     

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  • Hops Brewerytown - Neighborhood Lounge Part One

    Posted on April 23 2019

    Hops Brewerytown - Neighborhood Lounge858 Sq Ft Mural • Hand-Painted InstallationRestaurant - Philadelphia, PAIn Collaboration with Madison Art ConsultingCreative Direction: Apop Design        Closeups           Process      ...

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  • Scribewise Office Installation and Curation

    Posted on April 22 2019

    Honored to have been asked to install a Flourish treatment in the Scribewise office in Center City Philadelphia. Two pillars adorned with florals utilizing a color that compliments their brand's...

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  • Patterns + Textiles

    Posted on March 11 2019

    View the full S/S 2019 Pattern & Textile Catalog/Portfolio below.You can also view/download PDF's in individual pages and full spreads by clicking those links.    Sean Martorana has recently taken...

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  • Flourish Panels

    Posted on December 11 2018

    Taking the same Flourish mural concept but applying them to panels that can be shipped, treated as a fine art decor decision as if framing wallpaper. Each one is hand-painted...

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  • From the Future Color-changing Commission

    Posted on December 07 2018

        If I am being commissioned for a piece, most of the time there is a reason, purpose or story that is wanted in the piece. When Nick Eubanks...

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  • Visual Art in Culinary and Entertainment Experiences

    Posted on October 28 2018

    I like to add to the entertainment that places in hospitality design provide. It's aiding in an over all experience which effects peoples mood and energy.  Below are a few...

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  • Installing Creative Productivity into Places of Work

    Posted on October 26 2018

    People can spend a large portion of their lives at an office or workspace. That's one reason I do not shy away from working with companies to help create amazing places for...

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  • Private Mural Commission - Sparrows

    Posted on September 24 2018

    I recently finished a mural at a private residence in South Philadelphia. On the staircase in their home they have a landing that looked out to a blank stucco wall...

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  • In the meantime, pay artists what we’re worth.

    Posted on May 07 2018

    If you prefer this article is also published on Medium and Linkedin. I read Why One Woefully Underpaid Philly Actress Exposed Her Income on Tax Day, originally posted on April...

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  • Geometric Philadelphia

    Posted on March 23 2018

    Some of the interior projects I've been working on lately have asked for historic images of Philadelphia. I wanted to give them a more contemporary twist so I've been pairing...

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  • Chaos vs Control Series v01

    Posted on March 11 2018

    The first round of documenting the first of the Chaos vs Control Series.  At war with beauty and grace 75 x 64 • Acrylic, ink, oil and enamel on unstretched...

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  • Animated Posters

    Posted on February 27 2018

    This is a collection of animated posters I have done in the past. A full write up on how these are made and the impact they can have is coming...

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  • Flourish Murals - Part 2

    Posted on February 08 2018

    Since my last post, a lot has happened with my Flourish murals. I usually just post this stuff on my social networks, especially Instagram but I also wanted a collection of...

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  • Demons don't die...

    Posted on February 01 2018

    When I first moved into my STUDiO, about 6 years ago, I attached two large pieces of cardboard to a wall. Something I can tack up canvas's, test paints and pretty much...

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  • Principles for an exceptional creative experience

    Posted on December 03 2017

    Contributions by: Sean Martorana, Mike Jackson, Adam Teterus I have been creating works in the fields of fine art, design, marketing and event production for more than 15 years. The past...

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  • Sean Martorana x Philly Love Notes

    Posted on November 13 2017

      Visit Philly Love Notes for more information and follow her Instagram account for more announcements.  From Philly Love Notes: The best part about running Philly Love Notes and making...

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  • Flourish : Murals

    Posted on July 17 2017

    How do you make a space your own?     Figuring out how to give a space a voice that reflects your own sensibilities—one that inspires creativity and frames great...

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  • Scenes from the IHA:ZINE Exhibition

    Posted on June 06 2017

       I always get excited when a bunch of creatives get together to create something that is truly unique and special. It’s incredible how every contribution from both artists and...

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  • ...After the Storm

    Posted on March 29 2017

    I was asked to do a commission for a home by a couple and the first thing they said is that they want to fill a specific space above their couch...

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  • #SignsofSolidarity

    Posted on January 31 2017

    On January 20, 2017 throughout Philadelphia & Atlanta artists and organizers are hanging large banners that display messages of love and inclusivity to stand in opposition to hate. On January 20th,...

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  • Process of the beginning of Dark Matter

    Posted on June 08 2016

    In my many years of curating and producing shows I find that some of the best stuff out there is hidden. They are projects that artists have been picking at...

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  • An Empathetic Creative

    Posted on May 10 2016

    This was originally posted to Instagram on April 10, 2016. I don’t talk about the meaning behind a lot of my artwork, but leave it to Darla Jackson to pull it...

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  • If Mike Didn’t Draw It, It Doesn’t Matter

    Posted on April 21 2016

    Read the full interview on Curate This. This was originally written for and posted on their incredible platform. Be sure to cruise through their website and read in depth look to...

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  • How to Price Your Art / Why Some Art Costs What it Does

    Posted on April 19 2016

       This was originally posted on CurateThisPhilly.com Curate This is an incredible look into the world of artists, creatives and their supporters. Please visit and explore, follow and support the the great...

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  • A Collaboration Between Artist and Model and 4000 miles in between

    Posted on April 13 2016

    I am always ready to collaborate with somebody. While I feel solo projects allow me to express myself in it’s purest form, collaborations bring something else out in me. You...

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  • RJ Metrics Gets Personal with Their Mural

    Posted on March 07 2016

    Creating the RJMetrics Mural The Inception Soon after RJMetrics, one of Philly's fastest-growing startups, moved into their new offices in the Widener Building, I was contacted by their Lead Graphic...

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  • Lairs of Self

    Posted on February 26 2016

    Lairs of Self (Process) from Masce on Vimeo. DesignPhiladelphia Festival presented Lairs of Self in Everyday Life as the official closing installation held on October 17, 2014 at the Crane...

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  • The Kidnapping of Athena.

    Posted on October 22 2015

    The Great Horned Owl. This was posted to Facebook on October 15, 2015 at 12:00pm as a letter describing the full situation around one of my works of art that...

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  • I want to talk about Adam Teterus...

    Posted on October 18 2015

      Photo taken May 1, 2015 during the Dark Matter Opening reception at Indy Hall.   I want to talk about Adam Teterus, (@adjoterus) pictured on the right, standing beside @MichaelNorcross....

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  • My Mind is at War and I am Addicted to Creativity.

    Posted on October 18 2015

      Picture taken in the studio October 26, 2014 by Colleen Stepanian Photography   It's a Tuesday evening, 6:00pm. I get back to the STUDiO after a day of emails, phone calls,...

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