Related Objects
Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Cook-Dewitt Center
Location Notes:
CDC; Main Atrium, Above Drinking Fountain (Across from the Restrooms)

Untitled

Artwork
Identifier:
1999.758.1
Artist:
Stephen Duren
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Print
Date:
1993
Description:
Rectangular shape with splotches of yellow, red, green and blue printed on light pink/purplish paper.
Historical Context:
Now a local Michigan artist, Stephen Duren attended the San Francisco Art Institute in the 1970s but skipped many of his studio classes in favor of working outside, directly from nature. During these periods of pleinair painting he absorbed countless textures and patterns from the landscape. This visual vocabulary became the foundation for his painting, as his personal style moved from realism to abstraction. On his work he reflects, “Much of my work remains semi-abstract, but I am often lured away from my studio by the desire to paint directly from nature, a call I have answered since I was 15.”