Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ellipsis: Dual Vision by Stephen Posen

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

Stephen Posen

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   

My thanks to Glitterati Incorporated for the review copy of Ellipsis: Dual Vision.

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La Contessa said...

THANK YOU for making ME so aware.............

Pura Vida said...

wow...I keep thinking of those logs stained blue on the end...nice idea

Happy April friend!

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Each of these photographs is colorfully dynamic, but the pairing of them seems to heighten the textures and forms. What a great idea!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Amazing work. Will have to seek out his work the next time I am in NYC.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Such gorgeous and unique work! The average person takes os much for granted.
Thank you for sharing this talented artist and his book, Karena.

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Such a neat idea - the photo pairings.
His work is stunningly colorful and full of detail. Love it.
Thank you for sharing!

therelishedroost said...

Very cool!! Have a great weekend Karena!

peggybraswell said...

I was not aware of him until now + he is wonderful.

Unknown said...

Amazing work, keep me so well informed, thank you!
Happy Easter :) xx

Mary Beth at said...

Thank you for bringing Mr. Posen and his beautiful art to my attention.

My Notting Hill said...

Very unique - you always feature such talented artists. Happy Easter too!

debra @ 5th and state said...

fascinating artist, thrilled to "discover" him!

ps; bronze rabbits you liked is by artist georgia gerber

designchic said...

Love the pairings…so amazing!! Thanks for the introduction to this talent!

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