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Stephen Boyer’s Art Work

I have these moments while painting. I pick colors and as I use them they’ll seem so perfect, then obvious and then I’m bored. So I switch colors. And switch colors. Until I find a color so repulsive or so out of touch with what I was originally wanting, that I take up writing.

Brushes with messy hairs make it impossible to direct the paint in a specific way: like I can dot an “i” but I cannot stop the dot from attaining non-circular characteristics. But I love these brushes and their imperfections. They’ve been with me in so many situations and painting for me, as one fond of the situationists, is therapy. It’s a way for me to talk to myself without using language. It’s always allowed me to forget grammar and punctuation. Paint is just a representation of color. I would hate to use a brush that didn’t seem to communicate with the paint. Nor can I ever seem to bring myself to cut my own hair.

An artist has always seemed to me someone that doodles while smoking a cigarette. Something may (or not) be happening; the artist notices but doesn’t stop smoking and doodling. Even if not tolerated. It’s never about results, it’s about daydreaming… living in dreamscapes. It’s about exploring when foreign lands no longer exist. It’s a means to feeling alive. To sing without lifting a note.

And to look at a painting is a means to it all.

“iTrout” appropriates the iconic trout on the cover of the original edition of “Trout Fishing In America” by Richard Brautigan. $500

“Glee” is a junky self portrait. $500

“Ghostly Self Portrait” stems from a visit to the catacombs in Paris, France. I took a few pieces of fractured skull and incorporated them into this piece. An old witches tale suggests freeing human remains from a dark or sad place will bring the practitioner good luck. {$1,200}

Due to some emotional upheaval and a bit of evolving, “Ghostly Self Portrait” changed… $2,500

“Absurdest Taxidermy” is the art hunters trophy. $800

“Gay Sex” was inspired by a series of one night stands. $750


“Shit Poem” is the first in a series of nudez I am currently making. (Gifted)

More will be posted soon 🙂
For those interested, please email stephenjboyer@gmail.com


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