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Peter Stephens

Peter Stephens

United States

Graphic Abstract Painters

Painters

American artists

Utilizing a vocabulary drawn from the fundamental physics of pattern generation and the mathematics of geometry, Stephens's work presents large monochromatic paintings in black and white, and smaller scale paintings in full color. This recent evolution of Stephens's painting deepens his investigations into the laws of nature that determine the structure and behavior of matter from the subatomic to the cosmological. Beginning with an underpainting of variable grids using both colored paper collage and pre-printed textiles, Stephens then layers matrices of linear elements to develop a dynamic perception of space and an optical blending of color and tone. While the inspiration is based in science and mathematics, they lead to abstract paintings rich with associations to sumptuous textiles and complex architectural mosaics.

Though he has read deeply into the science, Stephens's work is an artist's answer to its implicit resonances. These laws shape our universe, and ourselves, but their theories, String and Quantum Mechanics, can hardly be visualized; they are mathematical equations on a chalk board. Stephens translates that world into a visual, multilayered, and sumptuous landscape that in layer after layer enfolds one gradient of reality on another. The final act is the artist's, the random mutation that opens the door to deeper self understanding.

Peter Stephens lives and works in Buffalo, NY. His work has been exhibited in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States and Canada. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and had been a working artist for over 30 years. Along with many private collections, his paintings are in the public collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center among others.

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Peter Stephens, Mosiac, Painting

Peter Stephens

Mosiac, 2019 50 x 40.5 x 4 cm Painting

$3,023

Peter Stephens, Quadrivium 8, Painting

Peter Stephens

Quadrivium 8, 2018 76 x 56 x 0.1 cm Painting

$1,512

Peter Stephens, NGP 24, Painting

Peter Stephens

NGP 24, 2020 45 x 38 x 0.1 cm Painting

$540

Peter Stephens, JBS 3, Painting

Peter Stephens

JBS 3, 2020 45 x 38 x 0.1 cm Painting

$540

Peter Stephens, Quadrivium 11, Painting

Peter Stephens

Quadrivium 11, 2018 76 x 56 x 0.1 cm Painting

$1,512

Peter Stephens, Quadrivium 3, Painting

Peter Stephens

Quadrivium 3, 2018 76 x 56 x 0.1 cm Painting

$1,512

Peter Stephens, Pete's Sake, Painting

Peter Stephens

Pete's Sake, 2019 61 x 51 x 4 cm Painting

$3,887

Peter Stephens, Karma Chameleon, Painting

Peter Stephens

Karma Chameleon, 2019 76 x 61 x 4 cm Painting

$4,751

Peter Stephens, Juicy Fruit, Painting

Peter Stephens

Juicy Fruit, 2020 61 x 61 x 4 cm Painting

$4,319

Peter Stephens, Bolero, Painting

Peter Stephens

Bolero, 2019 76 x 61 x 4 cm Painting

$4,751

Peter Stephens, Galahad, Painting

Peter Stephens

Galahad, 2020 106.5 x 89 x 4 cm Painting

$6,694

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Utilizing a vocabulary drawn from the fundamental physics of pattern generation and the mathematics of geometry, Stephens's work presents large monochromatic paintings in black and white, and smaller scale paintings in full color. This recent evolution of Stephens's painting deepens his investigations into the laws of nature that determine the structure and behavior of matter from the subatomic to the cosmological. Beginning with an underpainting of variable grids using both colored paper collage and pre-printed textiles, Stephens then layers matrices of linear elements to develop a dynamic perception of space and an optical blending of color and tone. While the inspiration is based in science and mathematics, they lead to abstract paintings rich with associations to sumptuous textiles and complex architectural mosaics.

Though he has read deeply into the science, Stephens's work is an artist's answer to its implicit resonances. These laws shape our universe, and ourselves, but their theories, String and Quantum Mechanics, can hardly be visualized; they are mathematical equations on a chalk board. Stephens translates that world into a visual, multilayered, and sumptuous landscape that in layer after layer enfolds one gradient of reality on another. The final act is the artist's, the random mutation that opens the door to deeper self understanding.

Peter Stephens lives and works in Buffalo, NY. His work has been exhibited in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States and Canada. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and had been a working artist for over 30 years. Along with many private collections, his paintings are in the public collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center among others.

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The artistic movements of the artists are: Graphic Abstract Painters