This original mixed media collage painting features intricately layered collage elements in acrylic, gouache, gel medium, oil and beeswax. Framed and ready to hang
Since his debut in the early '70s, Steven Sorman has built a reputation with openly decorative mixed-medium works. Sorman's ornamental predilections have often provoked comparisons with the sensibilities of Matisse and Motherwell, though his work displays an equally strong kinship with Rauschenberg's cooler, "flat bed" organization of pictorial space. Like his accomplished precursors, Sorman has made collage a central part of his artistic practice. In fact, until recently, Sorman's pieces were typically organized around a persistent motif of broken and overlapping technical forays, so that sections of contrasting color were played against translucent scrims, gestural marks and framed areas that often held figural silhouettes or splashed paint placed to calculated affect.
In recent years, the tapestried poise of the earliest work has yielded to something more energetic, with Sorman employing wild arabesques to draw together the disparate elements of his compositions. Collaged from handmade paper, sheer drapery, gold leaf and other exotic materials, his works often exude an Oriental sumptuousness. Steven Sorman is known for his visually complex painting and printmaking. He experiments with different types of media, blending colors, abstract forms and aesthetic genres. Sorman's work includes layering materials and images to create fluid shapes and sinuous lines along with seductively beautiful color that flows in measured movement over expansive surfaces. The overlapping forms, layering glazes, and transparent veils of color in Sorman's prints depict atmospheric depth and serenity.
In an elegant museum quality frame with plexiglass. (see photos) Ready to hang.
Signed and dated 2003; The frame also bears the original label (verso) from Pegram Harrison Fine Art in Bloomington, Indiana
Check out our other listings - and FOLLOW us on Artsy:
Signature: Signed and dated 2003; The frame also bears the original label (verso) from Pegram Harrison Fine Art in Bloomington, Indiana
About Steven Sorman
American, b. 1948, Minneapolis, Minnesota, based in Ancram, New York