Aly Back (Green & Red)Geoffrey Stein
Charcoal, pencil, acrylic, gesso, varnish on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on back
22 " h x 24.5 " w |1 lbs. 0 oz.
Aly Back (Green & Red) is a mixed media work of a favorite model, who left NYC to work on an organic farm in New Hampshire. In this painting, I tried to activate the positive (figure) and negative spaces (the background) on the work. I then used orange paint to lock the figure in the space and finish the painting.
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.”