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william "STAMOSPHERE" stamos

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20110416195753-einstein_s_funnel
Einstein's Funnel, 2004 Oil & Pigment on Canvas
20110416195621-ascension
Ascension, 1997 Oil on Canvas
20110407222427-procession_1_
Procession, 2003 Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 48" © 2003
20110330080203-heaven_s_gate
Heaven's Gate, 1999 Oil on Canvas 24" X 18" Oval © 1999
20101121064646-mirror4
Mirror IV, 2009 Mixed Media on Paper 30" X 24"
20101121065241-mirror3
Mirror III (detail), 2009 Mixed Media on Paper 23" X 17"
20110330080549-signs_of_life_2
Signs of Life, 2009 Oil on Wood 18" X 22" © 2009
20110330080745-rainbow_at_rest
Rainbow Nebula, 2009 Pencil & Acrylic Paint on Paper © 2009
20110405191805-anathema
Anathema, 1993 Oil on Linen 36" X 24" © 1993
20110405192142-five_secrets
Five Secrets, 1992 Oil on Wood 15" X 32" © 1992
20110405191939-enchanted_evening
Enchanted Evening, 1997 Oil on Canvas 24" X 24" © 1997
20110405193134-once_in_a_lifetime
Once in a Lifetime Oil on Wood
20110405193503-pandora
Pandora
20110405193640-starflower
StarFlower, 1998 Oil on Canvas 20" X 16" © 1998
20110405193806-the_ariadne_funnel
The Ariadne Funnel Oil on Canvas 24" X 24"
20110405193930-the_coldest_winter
The Coldest Winter Oil on Canvas 16" X 20"
20110405194115-triple_burner
Triple Burner, 1995 Oil on Masonite 48" X 48" © 1995
20110407221934-hynotizing_the_m
Hypnotizing the Magicians, 2004 Oil on Canvas 36" X 36" © 2004
20110407222210-polaroid_sellf-port
Polaroid Self-Portrait, 1979 Polaroid Print 3.5" X 3.5" © 1979
20110408083511-departure
Departure, 1993 Oil on Wood 48" X 36" © 1993
20110416195908-mother_of_pearl
Mother of Pearl, 1993 Oil on Canvas © 1993
20110416200017-new_york_trilogy
New York Trilogy, 1998 Oil on Canvas © 2998
20110416200121-night_wedding
Night Wedding, 1993 Oil on Wood © 1993
20110416200219-saturnalia
Saturnalia, 1992 Oil on Canvas © 1992
20120714234035-illuminoids
the Illuminoids, 1993 Oil on Wood 52" X 48"
20120714233336-white_picket_fence
White Picket Fence, 1995 Oil on Masonite 48" X 48"
20120714233448-twilight_of_time
Twilight of Time, 1995 Oil on Masonite 48" X 48"
20120714234657-telesterion
Telesterion, 1995 Oil on Masonite 48" X 48"
20120714233854-the_edge_of_forever
The Edge of Forever, 2002 Oil & Wax on Board 32" X 26"
20120714234153-arc_of_the_cranium
Arc of the Cranium, 2004 Oil & Pigment on Canvas 36" X 36"
20130504145714-shiva_1
Supernova Shiva (study), 2009-10 Mixed Media on Paper 53" X 29" © 2010
20110416200320-the_visitation
The Visitation, 1998 Oil on Linen © 1998
20120714234450-_22paradise_lost_22
Paradise Lost, 2008 Oil & Glitter on Wood 34" X 23"
20130419152258-shiva
Supernova Shiva, 2011 Mixed Media on Paper 72" X 60" © william stamos
20130716015152-tranceformation_xi
TranceFormation XI, 2013 Mixed Media on Paper 25" X 19" © 2013
20140602025423-zim_zum
ZimZum, 1994 Oil on Wood 48" X 40" © 1994
20140907002800-self_port_burner
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Rockville Centre, L.I., New York
Birth year
1953
Lives in
Jersey City NJ
Works in
New York City
Schools
Penn State University, 1994, BFA
Harrisburg Area Community College, 1974, AA
Tags
dream, modern mixed-media, sci-fi, Gothic, new age, surreal, spiritual, metaphysical, abstract, surrealism, modern, photography
Statement

 

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT 

 

No one creates in a vacuum. There are influences, histories, connections, references, and links from all things past to all things present...  

 

I have been fascinated and seduced by the infinite possibilities of visual art as far back as I can remember.  As a child attending the Greek Orthodox Church, I was exposed to strange and mysterious icon paintings, sculpture, and stained glass windows, seen through the haze of burning incense. I was equally entranced by an "art appreciation" program in elementary school, which introduced me to the works of El Greco, van Gogh,  Georgia O’Keeffe, and others. 

 

Through the years, my deep interest in art making and art history has grown. Additional interests in science, philosophy, spirituality and mysticism give my work much of it's context and meaning...

 

Whether making paintings, drawings, or videos, my process of working is intuitive and trance-like; I will often "lose" myself and "find" myself at the same time. My belief is that art has the potential to transform both the artist and the viewer, through a "transcendental alchemy", towards a heightened awareness of the universe and our place in it - a "cosmic connection" which gives our lives added depth and meaning.