“Shape Shifter Study #2”
by Stephen Cimini


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Oil paint, cold wax medium and marble dust on canvas backed on a wooden palette.  16 x 16 x 1 inches.

Building on the architectural origins which have been the basis of my work for over 20 years, I have started referring to my compositions as random symmetry. That is, creating a balance on the canvas with no discernible pattern allowing a symmetrical, meditative composition to emerge. I employ the golden mean as a reference which can often be seen in the composition. I use oil paint with a cold wax medium, layering the paint, as organic surfaces evolve within the restrained lines of the composition. During the process an environment develops giving an emotional story to the thoughtfully planned out compositions. My color choices vary, sometimes deliberately creating a series with particular color decisions and sometimes allowing the color choices to impulsively appear fueled by intuition and experience. Color remains a constantly unfolding mystery.

Originally from the small town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Cimini primarily identifies as a self taught artist although he briefly studied at the the San Francisco Art Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Recipient of the Pollack-Krasner Grant awarded to artists with established ability, his work is held in various corporate and private collections internationally.