Ellipsis: Dual Vision by Stephen Posen c 2015
Published by Glitterati Incorporated,
Preface: Alexandra Posen
Foreward Colin Cheney
Introduction: Scott Indrisek
Essay: Zac Posen, Fashion Designer
Renowned artist Stephen Posen began life in St. Louis, Missouri in 1939, studied painting there at Washington University and then went on to Yale University for his Graduate Studies. At that time, Yale's student body included a group of creative talents including Posen, as well as other bright minds such as Brice Marden, Richard Serra, and Chuck Close.
Posen then spent two years in Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship where he met his wife and life-long partner, Susan.
Mosque ceiling, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2012; Hot air balloon interior, Cappadocia, Turkey, October 2012
Beginning his art career with well known photo-realistic paintings, he had the early support of Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and others. Beyond the Realist Movement, over the years Posen's painting style grew in the direction of abstract expressionism and even pop art. A master technician, he has stretched the boundaries of his creative quest down many paths. Posen works out of studios in New York City and in Bucks County Pennsylvania.
This tome shows his works in unique pairings of photographs where Posen uses color, form, content, or other interface, yet lets the viewer determine an association between them. Each of us may very well see something different in our minds view. There is an energy in these diptychs that is playful, poetic, and poignant.
Drum set at flea market, Quakertown, Pennsylvania, May 2013; Logs, Riegelsville, Pennsylvania, July 2013
Mosque door with curtain, Adana, Turkey, November 2012; Airplane window, Atlantic Ocean, June 2013
Road through Bethlehem Steel yards, Pennsylvania, July 2011; Swimming pool hose, Cherry Hill Farm, Pennsylvania, July 2011
Alligator paw at Farmers’ Market, Quakertown, Pennsylvania, June 2012; Pool toy reflection, Cherry Hill Farm, Pennsylvania, July 2012
Ishtar Gate, Archeological Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2012; Kiss impersonator, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2012
Posen's works of art are part of many major collections around the world and are included at The MoMA and Guggenheim Museums.
This is a most unique book to add to your art library and may be purchased at Amazon or through your local bookseller. It includes 174 four-color paired photographs which will both thrill and challenge you!
To view many more works of art by Stephen, also be sure to visit Mr. Posen's website at www.stephenposen.com
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