Stephen Hall
Contemporary Artist
New York City

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Stephen Hall moved to New York in 1978 and began exhibiting his work in the East Village in the early 80's. Since then his work has been featured in exhibits throughout the US, India, Japan, Korea and Mexico. His work is part of numerous corporate and private collections and has been featured in major motion pictures, music videos and magazines. Mr. Hall has illustrated numerous book covers for internationally published authors. "Red House Mystery" A.A. Milne, "High Rise" J.G. Ballard and "A Can of Worms" by Russell Greenan to name a few.

"There are no digital prints, photographs, collage, airbrush or projections involved in my work. The subjects and ambiguous light sources are hand painted rows and rows of acrylic colors or tones, going from dark to light in countless layers. All the patterns are drawn first around a cardboard template upon the background field color and then painted tonally to match the background. Each painting can take anywhere from three to six weeks to execute, depending on the size.

I am interested in showing the relationships we all have, whether in time or place. I also try to show the pattern in chaos and, perhaps the overload of information that we are bombarded with in our modern times". - Stephen Hall

This is my latest painting "Homeland Insecurity"(nod to Michael Roman) 48 x 36, acrylic on canvas.

"The title of the painting should be relatively self-explanatory with regards to the current political climate.Michael Roman was a friend and great Mexican/American artist who recently passed away. We met in New York back in the eighties when he was mostly known for his street art stencils, running around with Keith Haring and Basquiat.We were in various shows together but became good friends above that.He probably made most of his living at the time from selling his printed t-shirts, once of which I have put on the subject of the painting." - Stephen Hall.