Stephen Sanders: capstone
The artist's statement: I focus on portraiture using vibrancy of color, gestural mark making, and intensity of rapid decision making. The idea of finding these instinctual, perfect marks to capture a feeling of not only the person, but personality of the subject portrayed. I focused upon pop stars and other recognizable people of our age in order to give an iconic image that the viewer can relate to, in not only physical recognition, but also personality. To create these images I start with a canvas painted completely black. I work on a black surface in order to define the form in a natural way ...
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