Building on the architectural origins which have been the basis of his work for over a decade, Stephen Cimini has started referring to his compositions as "random symmetry." That is, he creates a balance on the canvas with no discernible pattern, allowing a symmetrical, meditative composition to emerge. He employs the golden mean as a reference, which can often be seen in the composition.
Cimini uses oil paint mixed with a cold wax medium. As he layers the paint, organic surfaces evolve within the restrained lines of the composition. During this process, an environment develops, giving an emotional story to the thoughtfully planned compositions. Cimini's color choices vary. Sometimes, he deliberately creates a series with particular colors, and other times, he allows the colors to appear impulsively, fueled by intuition and experience. Color remains a constantly unfolding mystery.
Stephen Cimini studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
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- 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
MATH TO BEAUTY , Lancaster, PA, ANNEX 24 Gallery, 2015
Pictures of Something, paintings on paper, Jersey City, NJ, Victory Hall drawing rooms, 2014
Square Foot Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL, Projects Gallery, 2014
NFR Energy LLC, Houston, Texas, 2010
Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, New Jersey, 2007
Bayer Healthcare, Montvale, New Jersey, 2004
Wells Fargo Bank Corporate Offices, New York and New Jersey, NY and NJ, 2014