Stephen Basso, ‘inner sanctum’, 2017, Tabla Rasa Gallery

oil on wood rough texture

Signature: signed and dated on reverse

About Stephen Basso

Painter Stephan Basso is known for his shrewd social observations, which often translate into eerily humorous figurative scenes. “I tend to view painting and drawing as a primal force in a highly technological world,” he says. Basso is particularly drawn to Latin American art, channeling its mix of Western and African influences and imagery into his vibrant, often surrealistic images that suggest ambiguous narratives. Basso professes being drawn to “a paradoxical art that asks questions yet reveals no answers.”

Group Shows

2015
Brooklyn, NY, United States,
The Big One -O
2013
2011
Brooklyn, NY, United States,
Childish Things
2008
Brooklyn, NY, United States,
Bridge as Icon
2006
Brooklyn, NY, United States,
Animutations
2005
Brooklyn, NY, United States,
Project Diversity
2005
Brooklyn, NY, United States,
Summer in the City