David Stoupakis - "The Illusionist" - oil on panel - 38.1 x 64.8cm (15"x25.5")
Oil on panel
Painting size: 38.1 x 64.8 cm (15" x 25.5")
A World Between is an exhibition of new oil paintings by internationally renowned artist David Stoupakis. This show is inspired by a simple but universal premise: every religion shares a common thread that is sewn into the emotional and intellectual awareness of people’s dependence on powers that are not human. In this new series of works by New York-based artist David Stoupakis, that awareness is seen as a way to explore worlds built by both light and dark, sun and moon, fire and water, bird and snake. These images, symbols, perfections and imperfections carry a knowledge expressed outside the human mind. David’s paintings for this show are representative of worlds unknown and out of reach, and they serve to express what we would like to be but also what we can never be.
David Stoupakis (United States) was born in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1974. He currently lives and works in New York. His work, inspired by fables, fairy tales and nostalgic allusions to the places and situations of his childhood, has always been focused on the evocation of dreamlike landscapes and complex characters that seem to have a mind of their own and their own story to tell. From his first works with the series God is Dead, The Hours and Murder of Us, we see clear references to an intricate narrative of religious symbolism and that he is broadly influenced by Renaissance art. David’s characters and their interactions with their own worlds can often point to unspoken understandings, and his creative process in turning certain memories and anxieties into well-rendered depictions of his interpretation of reality has been and remains an extension of his emotional and intellectual response to the world. David’s work can be found in many private collections and has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions in both galleries and museums.