Christa Stephens

Christa Stephens

Bold, saturated colors layered into intricate shapes and patterns

Christa Stephens

Background

My work describes relationship as a concept. Combining drawing, painting, and design techniques, I create explicitly structured paintings based on the interactive principles of contrast and unity. These compositions are non-linear narratives; abstract representations of theoretical conversations between energy and matter that contemplate how different elements relate to one another, as well as the whole.

 

Simultaneously emotional and restrained, these works are largely composed of primary shapes and patterns that originate from a grid. To me, the grid represents the web of life. It is a playground where method intermingles with imagination. I’m fascinated by the associations that develop during this process and like to refer to my work as abstractometry or measured abstraction.

 

These paintings depict shallow space, but symbolize something deeper than surface meaning. Rather than being settled or conclusive, they are meditations on the orderliness of nature and the cosmos from an intimate perspective. In this reductive space, I find room for intricate inquiries about evolution, connectivity, and identity.

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