Ewan Keenan endeavours to capture the emotions of everyday people in a uniquely figural way. Often challenging the status quo, Keenan’s commentary on political and sociological discussion is met with confidence and vigour. Preferring to distance himself from typical art historical theory Keenan is keen to appeal to a wide spectrum of people.
One such way he comments on political issues is through the intentional use of dark humour and cultural satire, focusing on a time that is now rather than in the past. Painting people from all social and class backgrounds is a crucial part of his work. Keenan pays particular attention to looking at the state of Britain within the wider scope of the world be it good or bad.