Geoffrey Stein

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Artwork
Madoff, 30 x 30 inches, Collage from the SEC and Dept. of Justice complaints and acrylic on canvas, 2009.
Greenspan, 36 x 24 inches, Collage from the Wall Street Journal and acrylic on canvas, 2009.
Tim Geithner, 30 x 30 inches, Collage from the Wall Street Journal and acrylic on canvas, 2009.
Gordon Brown, 30 x 30 inches, Collage from the Financial Times and acrylic on canvas, 2009.
Sheila Bair, 30 x 30 inches, Collage from the Wall Street Journal and oil on acrylic on canvas, 2010.
Geoffrey
Stein
Artist's Statement

My work is about the basic, primal process of putting pigment on a flat surface. I paint to find out what I think about the world; to discover the things I cannot put into words. I savor the slips of the hand that express one’s unconscious feelings about the person being painted.

In making paintings, I utilize collage as a formal element; a way of putting down a tone or of erasing previous marks. I use sanding as a way of drawing with the collaged material and paint. Sanding can be a way of retrieving previous layers of the work or blending traces of old layers with fresh paint. In a finished work, the secondary meaning of the text or image collaged becomes an important part of the work. I used collage material from the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the legal complaints against Madoff to create these paintings of participants in the credit crunch.

Bio/Resume

Geoffrey Stein
25 East 9th Street, #3-B
New York, NY 10003
www.geoffreystein.com
gsteinnyc@aol.com
646-244-0170

ART STUDIES:

The Slade School of Fine Art, London.
MFA in Painting 2007
Short list for Celeste Art Prize 2006

Artist in Residence, Governor’s Island, NY
Participant in National Park Service Program
Summer – Fall 2005

The Slade School of Fine Art, London
Exchange Painting Student. Fall 2003

New York Studio School, New York, NY 2000-04
Dean’s Prize June 2004
Certificate in Painting June 2004

EDUCATION:

Albany Law School, Albany, NY
J.D. 1986
Albany Law Review 1984-86

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, B.A., 1982
Dorothy Dulles Bourne Fellow 1981
Dean’s List all semesters

Parson’s School of Design, New York, NY
Studied Environmental Design 1978-80

WEBSITE: www.geoffreystein.com