Stephen Namara, ‘Foggy Lullaby’, 2017, Andra Norris Gallery

Signature: Artist signed, dated.

Image rights: Artist copyright 2017

Exhibited: So— Andra Norris Gallery, 2017

'Foggy Lullaby' is a quiet serene minimal, yet complex nature scene that bridges natural with manmade. A highly contemporary landscape with a jolt of urbana by way of a tall steel pole leaning in the fog while being reflected in a body of water. The painterly and complex work is elegant with its subtle palette of blue grey with green and varying shades of white. the imagery is at once calming and mysterious. Oil on canvas - 48 x 48 inches. Singed by the artist lower right.

Kenyan-born African American artist Stephen Namara, who is known for creating skillful drawings and paintings of people, still life objects, and contemporary landscapes, has been exhibiting in the U.S. since 1980 while evolving his unique style. His masterful drawing abilities, together with his involved research into his subjects, has enabled Namara to produce a highly acclaimed body of work that is held in major corporate, state, and university collections, and he is the recipient of numerous, important drawing prizes. Namara’s images are often autobiographical “snapshots” of moments in his life, and they speak directly to viewers without the need for words. The work provides space within which we can experience our own mental and emotional reactions to the images, forms, and movements, without the need for academic explanation. The non-narrative imagery that he employs enables our attention to dwell on the formal and material aspects of the art, and this encourages a reflective approach to our perceptions.


About Stephen Namara

American, b. 1953, Kenya

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