Intrigued by nature and organic forms, Stephen’s expert use of heavy texture and high-gloss finish blurs the boundary between 2D art and 3D sculpture.
The contemporary artist’s floral pieces pay homage to the origins of Abstract Expressionism, presenting an almost ethereal depiction of light, colour and energy. Every seemingly careless brushstroke plays its part in the tapestry of work.
He introduces incredible luminosity to his work by setting fire to his canvases with a blow torch (don’t try this at home!). First, Stephen layers modelling paste and oil paint onto a canvas using a palette knife, brush or old rags. Then a high-gloss resin coat is applied, before the painting is blasted with a blow torch. This in turn ensures that the resin sets rapidly and the finish is crystal-clear.
Stephen says: “Each of my pieces has a light source. I try to leave the paintings as organic as I can – almost as if they are growing out of themselves.”
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