Oil and ink on poly canvas in artist's frame
Image 116 x 72.5 cm / 45 3/4 x 28 1/2 in
Frame 135.5 x 91.5 x 4.5 cm / 53 1/4 x 36 x 1 3/4 in
For over 20 years, Steven Shearer has worked with a wide range of materials including, print, sculpture, painting, drawing, and collaged found photography. Shearer has become increasingly well known for his adept portraits of figures painted within interior spaces. These portraits recall figures from past music subcultures and art historical paintings and are rendered employing stylistic references from Fauvism and Symbolism to German Romantic Art. Reconfiguring Renaissance systems of perspective, he creates complex perspectival elements within the compositions that animate the viewer’s engagement with his paintings.