ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My painting and artistic expression opens the doorway into an unconscious and creative world,  where an uninhibited expression can take place, as one becomes immersed without the perception of time.


Painting and design started it. From the beginning the process of transforming materials into art has struck me as a magical alchemy and, over the years, that mysterious process has had its hold on me, leading me from hobby to art. The creative process fills me with a sense of wonder and has proven a most amenable vehicle for transforming inner vision to outer reality.


I paint from the inside out. Though I work quite deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my unconscious is the region of the most fertile of creative soil.


In my new Gravity Series of paintings entitled Gravitational Realism, the natural force employed to create the works frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accident and grace to influence the finished design.


I love working with a full complement of colors but often find my design direction working within the narrow spectrum of black and white, shadow and light. Some of my early inspiration comes from the New York School and artists such as Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock. Their ideas and techniques have helped to free my mind to explore areas of the unconscious that aren’t restricted by the world of right and wrong, good and bad. The journey continues and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to explore this exquisite world of the creative process.


Stephen Schulz
Fresno, California
2013