Artist: Rick Stevens
Title: 'Signs of Life'
Materials: oil on canvas on board
Measurements: 35.5 (h) x 35.5 (w) x 5 (d) cm 14 (h) x 14 (w) x 2 (d) inches
Framing: float mounted in a walnut frame with 22kt gold leaf on facing edge and exposed polished walnut on the edges of the frame
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Rick Stevens 'Signs of Life'
Rick Stevens was born in Sparta, Michigan and currently lives and works in New Mexico, United States. Stevens studied at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1982), Kendall School of Design (1979-81) and Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1977-79).
Rick Stevens’ painting-based practice combines an interest in nature and science, with a mystical approach to abstraction that moves beyond the constraints of direct representation, to produce revelatory expressions of his experiences of the natural world. Working intuitively, Stevens’ work is influenced by Eastern philosophies, the notions of uncertainty and flux associated with Quantum Physics. As well as the Nineteenth-Century American writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, whose philosophy of Transcendentalism proffered intuition over logic and espoused a deep appreciation for nature.
Exploring the possibilities of colour, light, texture and space, and harnessing the potential of painterly accidents, Stevens has described his working process as a matter of “projecting intention, then letting go of fixed ideas.” He interprets the landscape with varying degrees of abstraction, using a variety of media including oil paint, oil stick, wax, gold leaf, sand, gauze and burlap. Often working directly in the landscape, to which he attributes a particular energy and intelligence, Stevens has developed a visual vocabulary of shapes and patterns derived from the natural world but which also suggest something beyond the visible.
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