Blue Piper, TooGeoffrey Stein
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
28 " h x 24 " w x 1 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
I am putting down pieces of paint and sanding to remove marks from a brilliant blue ground. Pencil is used to make visual notes. I am not trying to make an academic painting or a photorealist copy. Piper is a talented photographer and friend who I have painted repeatedly since we were students at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.
New York, New York
Contemporary portraitist Geoffrey Stein left his job as a New York litigator over 15 years ago to pursue his creative passions. After studying at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, Geoffrey returned to New York with a new career: that of an artist. Based in a bright Garment District studio, Geoffrey creates portraits mostly from life, or from reference images he clips from magazines or his own photographs. Collage and layering are major components of the work. Varying degrees of abstraction within Geoffrey’s oeuvre set a range of emotional tones. “For me, there has always been a tension between the verbal and the visual,” he says. “I paint because I do not have words for the things the paintings are about.”