Marble Surface

ARTIST STATEMENT
Art has been my passion all my life - as an admirer, collector and self-taught painter. I am most fascinated with contemporary art. Pop Art, Pointilism, Street Art, Graffiti and always abstraction. My art idols are Yayoi Kusama, Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud.
Since I happen to love champagne I became a “CAN ARTIST”.
I paint crushed and full imaginary champagne cans. They are painted on custom built transparent Lucite boxes. The effect is a three dimensional illusion thatmakes objects appear to be floating. I chose this subject matter to play with the concept 
of trash and luxury - of the mundane juxtaposed with the exquisite in true Pop Art.

Painting for me is meditation through repetition. Here, form is everything - until one "zooms" out...  Some of my paintings are abstract color compositions up close but become figurative when looked at through your cellphone camera view:

I have lived in New York, New Orleans and then moved to Mare Island, CA. In Germany I lived in Dortmund, Bremen, Hamburg and Cologne.

 Latest  Exhibits at: 

De Young Museum in San Francisco - "DE YOUNG OPEN Exhibit"

One of 700 Bay area artist picked in a juried Salon Show, October 2020 running through January 3rd, 2021

Nicole Sassaman Showroom in Beverly Hills 

Several Group Shows at Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ

Two semi-annual Group Shows at JCO's Art Haus in Los Gatos, CA

Laguna Contemporary Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA

 Voted “Artist of the Day” by Novogratz Design in 2015 

 My artwork “Square Bubbles” was used by Paramount 

 Pictures in the Oscar Award wining movie “The Big Short” 

 International group of collectors in Europe,

Australia and Israel as well as all over Asia.

© 2020 by dominique steffens 

Tel: 504-338-6929

 dominiquepaints@gmail.com

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