Dennis Bauser, a.k.a. SINNED, is a painter, carpenter and illustrator who has lived in NYC since 1993. Originally from Long Island, he fell in love with color, contour and texture at an early age, being heavily inspired by the cartoons and video games of the late 1970′s and early 1980’s. He received an Associates Degree in Fine Arts at FIT and a Bachelors Degree in Communications Design at Pratt.
The nightclub scene of the early 1990’s played a part in shaping his earlier works, being showcased at venues like the Limelight and CBGB’s Gallery, as well as hotels and storefronts around Manhattan. His paintings and sculptures from that time period reflected a carefree culture turned decadent.
Over the past decade, his fascination with ancient tribal rituals, artifacts, animals and various spiritual beliefs has heavily influenced his paintings and illustrations. The characters in his works tend to represent multiple layers of emotions, often defending themselves with masks, weapons and totems or creature companions to guide them.
His recent work has been featured in various galleries and tattoo shops throughout the city, as well as international sticker shows and publications. He’s an annual participant of the Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens and his #BoxTruckGuardians murals can be seen on multiple delivery trucks all over New York State.
Written by RBW 2016