Collaged Black DressGeoffrey Stein
Pencil, acrylic, gesso, charcoal, ink, varnish, collage on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on back
33.5 " h x 28 " w |1 lbs. 0 oz.
I began Collaged Black Dress working from life. I put it aside for a number of years and took it out again in the late fall of 2018. I started by redrawing the dress, then moved on to the hair and finally used red and green paint to activate the foreground. I next collaged into the background and used a cool blue/gray wash to knock back that area. Finally, I collaged newspaper over the face and all the skin on the figure, which unified the figure and completed this mixed media collage.
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.”