Subject Tags: minimalistic, minimalism, minimalist, contemporary art, contemporary, kinetic art, kinetic potential, numbers, number, mid century modern, modernism, modern art, modern, kinetic, big five, fives, five, 5
Size: 4"W x 6"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2013
Ink, marker, Acid Free Paper
Stephen Neil Gill Born 1957 New York City From the time I could walk my parents would take me to the New York City museums. Dad was a talented commercial logo artist, creating the original Coca-Cola logo among many others. MOMA museum was around the corner from his office.. Mid Century Modern Art always captured my attention, and imagination, As a young boy I would sit for long periods of time immersed in the shapes, colors, and composition, I pursue a fragmented, multiple task effort working on several pieces simultaneously in two main areas of concentration, mid century modern from the viewpoint of a contemporary outsider all mediums, and pop surreal photography. The Mid Century Modern style stems from iconic influences, Frank Stella, Mark Rothko,Ellsworh Kelly, Kazimir Malevich, Sol Lewett, Piet Moddrian, Jackson Pollock, and Numerous others. Then branches out to take form from the viewpoint of a contemporary outsider with raw stroke reminiscent of of Juan Miro and Karel Appel. Primitive aspects appear from my collective unconscious, 30,000 BCE, Paleolithic hipster shaman artist painting deep within caves, enveloped in manganese oxide. Pop Surreal Photography mixes Diane Arbus with mark Ryden spilling out of the camera then crafted in the digital darkroom into original, distorted, bobble head dolls, each having their own distinct look, and personality. I never write down or save the technical information. It would be a difficult task to exactly duplicate a bobble head doll. Awards / Shows Kodak Award Kodak Gallery NYC Katonah Gallery New York Gallery of Arts and Flowers NYC Mussavi Gallery NYC Outpost Contemporary LA CA LA Contemporary LA CA Act Gallery Fort Myers FL Bob Rauchenburg Fort Myers FL POPT Italy Hannah Bacol Busch Houston Texas DKO Gallery Zurich Switzerland Owlstand Gallery London U.K.