"I don't look to be inspired. I paint and inspiration finds me."
Since 1996, Stephen Cimini has been developing a vocabulary for his current work, which originates from the linear landscape of New York City. It has since mutated to geometric spaces and their relationships to each other while still adhering to its architectural origins. He devotes his concentrations to composition and color relationships allowing the emotional story to unconsciously unfold.
Cimini uses marble dust and wax medium to invent different surfaces. The marble dust gives the paint a chalky look while the wax medium enhances the paint with a soft patina as well as giving a translucency, revealing the layers of paint underneath. Both mediums lend an organic feel to the oil paint.
The artist studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and School of Visual Arts, New York City
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Pollock-Krasner Grant, New York, New York City, 2003
A Splendid Energy, Jersey City, NJ, Jersey City Museum, 2010
Corporate Exhibition, Montvale and Wayne, NJ, Bayer Healthcare, 2004
NFR Energy LLC, Houston, Texas, 2010
Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, New Jersey, 2007
Bayer Healthcare, Montvale, New Jersey, 2004
WolfBlock Boston, Boston, MA, 2005