Abstract oil painting - Architectural forms -14.5x23.5x1.75 in. Stephen Cimini
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Abstract oil painting - Architectural forms -14.5x23.5x1.75 in. Stephen Cimini Abstract oil painting - Architectural forms -14.5x23.5x1.75 in. Stephen Cimini
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Description

Drawing from the architectural origins of his past work, this series of abstract oil paintings contemplate geometric spaces and their relationships to each other. Using oil paint, wax medium, and marble dust on canvas, the artist creates a harmonious balance on the canvas, characterized by textured shades of colors, with linear lines and shapes - allowing symmetrical, meditative composition of shapes and colors to emerge. The artist is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner grant awarded to artists with established abilities, established by the wife of Jackson Pollock. His work is held in various corporate and private collections worldwide. This oil painting - oil paint, cold wax medium and marble dust on canvas, is ready to hang, and signed on the back by artist. The painting continues around the 1.75 inch gallery-wrapped edges. Framing is not required but the painting can be set off in a floating frame, upon inquiry. International buyers – the best rates for shipping are provided - please contact us here directly for shipping questions. The full series of paintings are available here, all are subject to availability. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Building on the architectural origins which have been the basis of my work for over a decade, I have started referring to my compositions as random symmetry. That is, creating a balance on the canvas with no discernible pattern allowing a symmetrical, meditative composition to emerge. I employ the golden mean as a reference which can often be seen in the composition. I use oil paint with a cold wax medium, layering the paint, as organic surfaces evolve within the restrained lines of the composition.
During the process an environment develops giving an emotional story to the thoughtfully planned out compositions. My color choices vary, sometimes deliberately creating a series with particular color decisions and sometimes allowing the color choices to impulsively appear fueled by intuition and experience. Color remains a constantly unfolding mystery.

In a recent exhibition, MATH TO BEAUTY is series of new paintings employing the golden mean as a basis for the geometric compositions which I've come to call random symmetry. This fascinating ratio, frequently found in nature and geometry, is perceived by many to play a role in the human perception of beauty. So much has been written about the golden ratio; to the point that it's hard to discern fact from fiction. But whatever the truth, the golden ratio has properties that has intrigued and inspired mathematicians, biologists, artists, musicians, historians, architects, psychologists, and even mystics for centuries. As the Greeks put it, the three ingredients to beauty are: symmetry, proportion, and harmony.

Born: 1949, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
Education: San Francisco Art Institute
School of Visual Arts (New York City)

Grants & Awards

2003 Recipient of a Grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation selected by a committee of distinguished art professionals awarded to artists with established ability. The grant was set up by Lee Krasner, wife of Jackson Pollack.
2015 Finalist at the Global Art League 2015 exhibition at the Montreal Art Centre.

Corporate Collections (selection):

Coca Cola Bottling Co.
NFR Energy LLC
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
WolfBlock Boston
Bayer Healthcare
Wells Fargo Bank

Exhibitions (selection of recent)

Numerous exhibitions in more than a decade in USA and Canada

2016
Cyborgs Crustaceans & Butterflies, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
Solo Exhibition, pictures of something, ANNEX 24 Gallery, Lancaster, PA
Summer in the City INVITATIONAL SHOW, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
TWITTER ART EXHIBIT: NYC, Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, NY
Spring Fever INVITATIONAL SHOW, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
DIVINING THE SPACE, Solo Exhibition, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
2015
One of the 20 finalists of the Global Art League 2015 exhibition at the Montreal Art Centre Montreal, CANADA
Mostly Drawing Group Exhibition, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
MATH TO BEAUTY, ANNEX 24 Gallery, Lancaster PA
Square Foot Art Basel Miami Three, Projects Gallery, Miami, FL
2014
Pictures of Something, paintings on paper, Victory Hall drawing rooms, Jersey City, NJ
More paintings on paper, ANNEX 24 Gallery, Lancaster, PA
Square Foot Art Basel Miami, Projects Gallery, Miami, FL
The BIG Small Painting Show, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
2013
Solo Exhibition, Architectural Abstract Paintings, Sawadee, Jersey City, NJ
2012
Solo Exhibition, Architectural Abstract Paintings, Intermezzo Gallery, Englewood, NJ
2011
Solo Exhibition, no more secrets, Jadite Galleries, New York, NY
Solo Exhibition,1984: Remembering the Early Days of AIDS, Jadite Galleries, New York, NY
Solo Exhibition, VASTU Gallery, Washington, DC
Solo Exhibition, scale, shape, positioning, Noho Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Chromatogenous Conversations, MH Art Gallery, New York, NY