Dennis Bauser, a.k.a. SINNED, is a painter, carpenter and illustrator who has lived in NYC since 1993. He fell in love with color, contour and texture at an early age, being heavily inspired by the cartoons, video games and skateboard graphics from his childhood. He received an Associates Degree in Fine Arts at FIT and a Bachelors Degree in Communications Design at Pratt.
The New York City nightclub scene of the early 1990’s was influential 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 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 throughout NYC, 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 box trucks throughout New York City. He paints his murals with the assistance of his partner and wife, Maria Bauser a.k.a. Ria @riaburnswilder.