mixed media with LED lights
(acrylic paintings, thread, resin, mat, artist made frame)
Image: 6.5 x 6.5"
Rich Stevens, SARDISCO
Rich's most recent work is an exploration of the nexus of religious icon art, advertising, pop culture, and psychedelia. The hand-built shadow-box frames contain layers of plexiglass embroidered with crochet thread that separate acrylic paintings on cut paper from painted aluminum foil backgrounds coated in epoxy resin. Through extensive use of process, his work seeks to create depth not easily conveyed in digital or two-dimensional media.
Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Rich McBride Stevens earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in printmaking and drawing from Birmingham-Southern College in 2001. After college, he exhibited extensively in Birmingham, AL and later in Atlanta, GA. Rich currently lives in Seattle, WA and can usually be found working in his home studio.