Geoffrey Stein

Geoffrey Stein is a recovering lawyer, who has been painting full-time since 2000. He received a Certificate in painting from the New York Studio School in 2004, and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2007. Stein lives and paints in New York City. He is represented by The Minster Gallery in the UK.

 

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“I paint, draw and collage to find out what I think about the world; to discover the things I do not have words for. When painting, I savor the slips of the hand that express one’s unconscious feelings about the subject, and in collage, I love the randomness — the snippets of text and photographs appearing and disappearing that becomes the subject’s likeness. I am interested in the conversation between abstraction and realism. I do not want to make an academic copy of the model or a photo realistic illustration. My work rather explores the tension of what needs to be shown and what does not, the seen and the unseen.”

Some of his unique portraits are available at The Minster Gallery.

The Dissent Collar, 2019

Collage material from the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., dissent written by Justice Ginsburg 573 U.S. (2014), acrylic and pencil on canvas,
76 x 76 cm

Individual One, 2019

Collage material from The Mueller Report; The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia and Collusion, acrylic, gesso, pencil on canvas
76 x 76 cm

Mayor Mike, 2019

Collage material from copies of a photo of a Bloomberg Terminal, gun control text from mikebloomberg.com, New York Times and Wall Street Journal, collaged Guardian photo, acrylic, gesso and pencil on canvas
76 x 76 cm

The Queen, 2019

Collage material from altered photographs from from Times of London, Getty Images, Shutterstock and Reuters, acrylic, gesso and pencil on canvas,
76 x 76 cm

Foggy Empire State Building

acrylic on canvas
25 x 25 cm

Blue Empire State Building

acrylic on canvas
25 x 25 cm

Blue and Green Empire State Building

acrylic on canvas
25 x 25 cm

Night Shadows

acrylic on canvas
30.5 x 30.5 cm

Ali Back (Blue Bra)

pencil, charcoal, gesso, acrylic and varnish on paper
67 x 56 cm

Cabs at Night

acrylic on canvas
30.5 x 30.5 cm