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Stephen Gleadow is a painter, sculptor, photographer and multimedia artist from the United States. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has exhibited his work in various forms throughout the US and internationally. He is currently involved with various projects as an artist and curator in Beijing China.

史提芬·戈雷岛是来自美国的画家、雕塑家、摄影师和多媒体艺术家。他毕业于罗德岛设计学院,并在美国国内外以各种形式展出过他的作品。他目前在北京作为艺术家与策展人在参与多个项目。

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Regarding the Deluge Series.

The paintings make use of archetypical catalogs (encyclopedias) of our known and studied universe.  Through the process of drawing they seek to reform the material into reverberations of scientific and spiritual concepts relating to the visible and invisible cosmos.  The components of these works are both subconscious and conscious efforts allowing these aforementioned elements to emerge and become symbolic commentaries to narratives in celebrated spiritual texts as well as themes found in both spiritual and natural spaces.

 

关于洪水系列

这些画作使用了人类所认识、所学过的宇宙原型目录(即所谓的“百科全书”)。通过绘制画作的过程,它寻求把物质的原料重新组合,让可见的宇宙和不可见的宇宙以及与之相关的科学概念和灵性概念相互交融。这些作品所使用的成分同时存在于潜意识和显意识中,来使以上所提的元素能够呈现,并成为著名灵性文本的象征性注释,且能够成为灵性空间和自然空间常有的主题的注释。

 

Regarding The Sublimation Painting Series.

This ongoing series is the artist’s exploration of the generalized concept of sublimation and the transformation of the ordinary into the visually sublime.  Trace elements emerge as a language and disappear into the surface of the painting as a record of its structure passing from one layer to another. The mystery of these emanate through the palimpsest of process. Through this method, previous information in the work is wiped away or veiled to create a new experience through the procedure of layering. The work explores both macroscopic and microscopic space and the relationships that exist between the two.


关于“升华”系列

这个仍然在持续创作的系列是艺术家对”升华”这一概念,以及将普通事务改造成视觉“升华”之物的探索。在此过程中,微量元素用绘画语言呈现出来,渗透于画的表面后便消失,作为其结构从一层面传递到另一个层面的纪录。此纪录的奥秘在这个过程中显现出来。通过这个过程,作品之前具有的信息被擦掉或被隐藏,创造出分层次的新体会。此系列的作品探索空间宏观和微观空间,以及两者之间存在的关系。

 

 

From the flood Series— And The Yunnan Portrait Series

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