Stunning original signed work by popular American contemporary abstractionist Stephen Cimini. Oil paint , cold wax medium & marble dust on up-cycled canvas The painting continues around the 1.75 inch gallery-wrapped edges giving an added dimension to the piece Framing is not necessary however the painting can be set off in a floating frame if desired
Stephen Cimini’s work is held in corporate and private collections worldwide. He is a recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation awarded to artists with established ability. In 2017 he was nominated a Finalist in painting for The Global Art Awards, held at the Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa. Cimini’s work is featured in the 2016 published book Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts, & Conversations by Jerry McLaughlin & Rebecca Crowell.
This piece is the part of the series MATH TO BEAUTY. Below is the artist statement from that 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.
Using the golden ratio in the cavalier way that I do keeps me mindful of proportion. Just when I think it's working along comes color to challenge my senses. In the end my intentions are to create beauty in my work. As the Greeks put it, the three ingredients to beauty are: symmetry, proportion, and harmony.