There is something about Stephen Nolan’s art that really grabs me. I think maybe it’s the flatness to the way he applies his colors and shapes. There is flatness to individual sections but the result is a layering and a depth that is very expressive. As a result I get a really interesting sense of perspective. There’s perspective in the traditional sense in that I see a view from a particular spot and I can see what is near and what is far, what is clear and what is hazy. But more than that I get a sense of time and of things being old. The general messiness (for lack of a better word) of the edges also contributes to the temporal nature of his works. Anyway – very interesting stuff!
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Stephen Nolan – www.Stephen-Nolan.com
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