In this work I was reflecting upon a subjective inquiry into the dialogue of wonder, energy within the subconsciousness. The 2D elements push together to spur the imagination to awake from a slumber and remember. I worked on this painting off and on for many months to find it's resolve.

- Stephen Clark

Total Recall

Oil painting on wood
Natural wood edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

43" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
18 lbs. 0 oz.



Stephen Clark
Richmond, Virginia

Getting to Know Stephen

Stephen’s abstract expressionist style is largely inspired by the 1980s neo-expressionist movement in New York that he observed while studying for his MFA at Columbia. “Witnessing, absorbing, attending these openings was gas in my tank for years to come,” says Stephen. “After graduating, I renovated a loft in Brooklyn, drove a cab two nights a week and painted, painted.” He attributes his growth as an artist to this period of 12 years in NYC, working and befriending other artists including Cy Twombly. Today, Stephen’s work is denoted by stream-of-consciousness creation. He also draws inspiration from atomic physics, most specifically in the form of 17th century alchemical prints. Stephen works from his basement, where he most frequently paints at night.