Stephen Shachtman

artist statement

As an artist I’m constantly seeking to explore form and design from a visual pallet of my artistic vocabulary of forms and techniques. In short, sculptures I create circulate with aesthetics in contemporary arrangement with influences and inspiration from, science, architecture, landscape, illumination, and the world around us.

My current aesthetics are focused on the presence of large stoic forms, gateway pieces, primarily monoliths and their relationship of form and space. The sculptures, created in a constructivist

nature, focus on a play and balance between the dimensional space and that in

which the sculpture physically occupies. This focus on dimensional balance and the

play of positive and negative space, from both circular and rectangular windows,

allows the piece to respond to its natural surroundings framing unexpected views and

using light and shadow to enhance the viewers interaction.