Acrylic paint, pencil, charcoal, ink on Paper
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on back
23.75 " h x 17.75 " w |1 lbs. 0 oz.
A mixed media work of Aly, one of Geoffrey Stein's favorite models, who left New York to work on an organic farm in Vermont. Playful posture. The model looks away from the viewer, her bright red hair obscuring her face and building mystery. Geoffrey simplified shapes in the figure to draw attention to the negative spaces in the composition. Paint was applied, scraped and reapplied.
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.”