Stephen Maine, ‘HP13-0909’, 2013, IdeelArt
Stephen Maine, ‘HP13-0909’, 2013, IdeelArt

This work is from the Halftone Paintings series, which are made with a specialized printing surface that leaves a matrix of tiny dots in pattern similar to a photographic halftone.

Halftone is the method used in commercial printing to translate the continuous tone of photographic emulsion to a field of minute dots of varying size.

The Halftone Paintings somewhat resemble fragmentary enlargements of this kind of image.

This painting has a particularly luminous, green ground, which Maine achieved with several thin layers of sprayed glaze.

The two scrim-like layers of dots—purple-gray and deep orange—blend optically in a way that reminds Maine of Georges Seurat’s pointillism

About Stephen Maine

American, b. 1958, based in New York, NY, United States

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