Stephen Shachtman

artist statement

 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 design, illumination, and realizations from 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. These forms address the play and balance between space that is physically occupied and designed. Often the sculptural forms use natural light to unveil another dimension or personality of the piece; as form, perspective, and shadows merge to produce an element of surprise.