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Stephen Maine

Born in: 1958

United States

Biography
Stephen Maine (born 1958) is an American abstract painter, writer, curator and professor. He is a member of the American Abstract Artists and editor for Artcritical.com. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Maine obtained a Bachelors degree in arts at the University of Indiana in Bloomington. He obtained a Masters degree in Visual Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Vermont in 2014. From 2006 to 2016, he taught fine arts at the School of Visual Arts of New York. He currently teaches at the Parsons Design School and at the New York State University. His paintings awaken and present contemporary ideas about color, composition, surface and process. Color itself, and the material properties of painting as an integrated color, are Maine's main inspiration. His open and intentionally imprecise production methods yield results that can not be accurately predicted. The artist said "This work gave me a concrete way to think about the compositionality, the seriality, the improvisation, the presentation and the psychology of visual perception". In a process that closely resembles relief engraving, Maine uses textured surfaces to indirectly apply acrylic paint to a prepared canvas.He makes these surfaces or "plates", some of which are quite large, from ordinary materials such as plywood, extruded foam, plastic and glue. In an article in The Brooklyn Rail, artist and writer Tom McGlynn described Stephen Maine's work as follows: "Maine has a clear formal control over its palette, due to a long inquiry into the color, translucency and influence of color on the quasi-permanent tectonics of "paint space "...it is key to his practice. The color can directly engage the physiological mechanism of the eye while simultaneously initiating an associative logic chain in the random memory " Maine's work has been exposed in numerous solo exhibitions in New York, and in group exhibitions throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Mexico. His work is part of permanent collections in several important institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Public Library ...
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Stephen Maine, Pitched planes 161, Print

Stephen Maine

Pitched planes 161, 2006
24 x 18.9 inch
Print

$2,183

Stephen Maine, P15-0712, Painting

Stephen Maine

P15-0712, 2015
35.8 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$5,292

Stephen Maine, P16 - 1004, Painting

Stephen Maine

P16 - 1004, 2016
25.2 x 20.1 inch
Painting

$3,307

Stephen Maine, P15-1031, Painting

Stephen Maine

P15-1031, 2015
29.9 x 24 inch
Painting

$4,961

Stephen Maine, P15 - 1130, Painting

Stephen Maine

P15 - 1130, 2015
50 x 40.2 inch
Painting

$7,937

Stephen Maine, P15-1004, Painting

Stephen Maine

P15-1004, 2015
20.1 x 16.1 inch
Painting

$2,183

Stephen Maine, P16-0505, Painting

Stephen Maine

P16-0505, 2016
25.2 x 20.1 inch
Painting

$3,307

Stephen Maine, Pitched planes 135, Print

Stephen Maine

Pitched planes 135, 2004
24 x 18.9 inch
Print

$2,183

Stephen Maine, Pitched Planes 144, Print

Stephen Maine

Pitched Planes 144, 2004
24 x 18.9 inch
Print

$2,183

Stephen Maine, Pitched Planes 167, Print

Stephen Maine

Pitched Planes 167, 2006
24 x 18.9 inch
Print

$2,183

Stephen Maine, Pitched Planes 137, Print

Stephen Maine

Pitched Planes 137, 2004
24 x 18.9 inch
Print

$2,183

Stephen Maine, P16-0321, Painting

Stephen Maine

P16-0321, 2016
21.1 x 21.1 inch
Painting

$2,646

Stephen Maine, P15 - 1028, Painting

Stephen Maine

P15 - 1028, 2015
20.1 x 16.1 inch
Painting

$2,183

Stephen Maine, Pitched Planes 131, Print

Stephen Maine

Pitched Planes 131, 2004
24 x 18.9 inch
Print

$2,183

Stephen Maine, P15 - 1028, Painting

Stephen Maine

P15 - 1028, 2015
20.1 x 16.1 inch
Painting

$2,183

Stephen Maine, P14-1215, Painting

Stephen Maine

P14-1215, 2014
29.9 x 24 inch
Painting

$4,961

Stephen Maine, HP13-1113, Painting

Stephen Maine

HP13-1113, 2013
35.8 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$5,292

Stephen Maine, HP13-0306, Painting

Stephen Maine

HP13-0306, 2013
29.9 x 24 inch
Painting

$4,961

Stephen Maine, P16 - 1010, Painting

Stephen Maine

P16 - 1010, 2016
29.9 x 24 inch
Painting

$4,961

Stephen Maine, P15-0712, Painting

Stephen Maine

P15-0712, 2015
35.8 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$5,292

Stephen Maine, HP13-0909, Painting

Stephen Maine

HP13-0909, 2013
40.2 x 40.2 inch
Painting

$7,607

Stephen Maine, P15-0702, Painting

Stephen Maine

P15-0702, 2015
68.1 x 55.9 inch
Painting

$10,583

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