Stephen Maine, ‘P14-1215’, 2014, IdeelArt
Stephen Maine, ‘P14-1215’, 2014, IdeelArt

In a process closely akin to relief printmaking, Maine uses textured surfaces to apply fluid acrylic paint indirectly to prepared canvas. He makes these surfaces or “plates,” some of which are quite large, out of common materials such as plywood, extruded foam, plastic and glue.

Integral to the process is the idea that the entire surface is treated with paint at the same moment. For Maine that means compositional phenomena are allowed to occur with minimal interference from his ego.

The scale in this painting is extremely elastic; the configuration of orange blotches could evoke both celestial phenomena and microscopic organisms.

About Stephen Maine

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

Group Shows

2017