Meet Keegan

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Keegan Nash (b. 1998 in Richmond, VA) creates contemporary abstract paintings, sculptures, and installations. Keegan started making art the age of 4 from painting with his hands to building structures out of legos in his own time he found a love for creating. It wasn't until high school when he began to find himself within the arts. In 9th grade, he found his dislike for boundaries within art projects and sought to challenge the idea of what constitutes art. Moving forward Keegan discovered the artist like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jackson Pollack, Pablo Picasso, and Paul M Cote. These artist along with many others helped to shape his love for abstract art, It wasn't until his 12th-grade senior show that he was able to express his love and interest in contemporary abstract art as there no guidelines for the show. This allowed him to express himself freely and was the bases for what he does today. " Art is an outlet for me to express my political and social beliefs into the world" - Keegan Nash, art became a stress reliever for him in a world surrounded by political and social turmoil. After graduating high school he sold his art for the first time in a hair salon in Mechanicsburg where he only sold one piece. " It felt weird selling my work to someone I didn't know, knowing it's hanging in someone's house is such an odd feeling to me, but I like it." The first semester of Freshman year gave him a chance to express himself to a larger audience of higher critics. Being educated on art on a whole new level gave him the tools to become what he is today. Moving forward Keegan hopes to further challenge the rules of art and push the boundaries of what art can be.