Peter Stephens’ artistic journey began with a focus on 19th-century landscape painting and its relationship with the emerging medium of photography. However, he later transitioned into abstraction while maintaining a conceptual connection to the landscape. His interest in the science of the natural world prompted him to delve into the physics behind pattern generation mechanisms, resulting in a unique fusion of art and science.

LXB, 2016

Acrylic and collage on wood panel

12″ x 12″

In his more recent work, Peter Stephens employs a distinctive technique by using a grid of commercial paint sample cards as the foundational structure for his paintings. This grid serves as a dynamic and interchangeable surface that allows him to explore color relationships and interactions within defined parameters. 

Stephens’ work has been showcased in galleries and museums across the United States, including prominent institutions such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and the Brooklyn Museum.

For more information on Peter Stephens’s work, please visit his artist page.