Stephen Neil Gill
From the time I could walk my parents would take me to the New York City Museums, dad was a talented commercial logo artist conceiving the original coca cola logo among many others. Mid Century Modern always captured my attention and imagination, as a young boy I would sit for long periods of time mesmerized by the shapes, colors and composition.
I pursue a fragmented multi task effort working on several pieces simultaneously in two different areas of concentration, mid century modern all mediums and pop surrealistic photography.
My mid century modern work stems from iconic influences Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelley, Mark Rothko, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Adolf Gottlieb then branches out to take individual form from the viewpoint of a contemporary outsider, brut / raw in nature.
Pop surrealistic photography mixes Diane Arbus with Mark Ryden pouring out into original portraits that are digitally distorted, hand crafted, bobble head dolls, each having their own look and personality. I intentionally never write down or save the complex technical information, it would be an extremely difficult task to exactly duplicate a bobble head doll.