Artist
Stephen Austin Lakewood, Colorado

Colorado-based painter Stephen Austin creates intricate geometric abstractions that mimic the flow of energy throughout the universe. He observes that regardless of scale, whether inside a teacup or across the solar system, patterns of motion repeat themselves. His paintings reconstruct natural forces that connect micro- and macrocosms, such as traveling light, diffusing particles and dissipating energy. "My art is straightforward in that it visually represents whatever the title may be," explains Stephen. "The final image depicts highly geometric analysis and reconstruction of the subject." The forms are restless and dynamic; they appear to twist and roll through space. To create his paintings, he begins by compiling several rapidly-drawn gestural sketches. Then, he reworks these sketches with close analysis to build the final composition. His work has been featured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine and he has had numerous solo shows in Colorado.

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    About The Artist

    Colorado-based painter Stephen Austin creates intricate geometric abstractions that mimic the flow of energy throughout the universe. He observes that regardless of scale, whether inside a teacup or across the solar system, patterns of motion repeat themselves. His paintings reconstruct natural forces that connect micro- and macrocosms, such as traveling light, diffusing particles and dissipating energy. "My art is straightforward in that it visually represents whatever the title may be," explains Stephen. "The final image depicts highly geometric analysis and reconstruction of the subject." The forms are restless and dynamic; they appear to twist and roll through space. To create his paintings, he begins by compiling several rapidly-drawn gestural sketches. Then, he reworks these sketches with close analysis to build the final composition. His work has been featured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine and he has had numerous solo shows in Colorado.

    Artist Statement

    Observe the natural world. Patterns repeat, scale is meaningless. Pour cream into black tea and witness the same ever-changing whorl of clouds as those on Jupiter. The spiral path of a subatomic particle mimics the movement of celestial bodies in our solar system. To blink is to pass through eons, to revisit the point of origin and relive it all again. To see the blue spark of a firefly is to witness the spark of the energy that shines throughout our universe. Clear sight and a quiet mind is all that is needed. Watch the eternal unfold before you from this perfect vantage, from this Earth.

    These paintings depict restless forms which dance, twist and roll through space. Here a multitude of atmospheric phenomena undergo dynamic, restless movement of often complex geometric arrangements of multi-layered shapes. The predominantly vertical orientation of the paintings compliments the upward, weightless movement of clouds. Indeed, these tightly rendered, exquisitely intricate forms mimic the chaotic dance of air currents but could easily represent all manner of physical forces within our universe.

    My painting style relies on highly complicated geometric compositions rendered in an abstract style. I would also describe my style as contemporary because it is visually appealing to persons across a wide spectrum of tastes. My aim is to invite the viewer to explore the depths and intricacies of work where a genuine intimacy can be realized.

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