Stefan Aurelius has been a professional artist since 1983. With education in filmproduction at Denison University, Ohio, he has been working with painting, sculpture, photography, and film. His works have been shown in Europe and the USA through 19 solo exhibitions, 45 group exhibitions and 7 film festivals. He has also completed 14 public arts projects.
My oilpaintings has a sculptural quality that is hard to translate through photography although I am an educated photographer. The uneven surface of the oilpaint, created by every brushstroke in the wet oilpaint, gives a minute sculptural difference in the surface of the painting. This creates shadows and shine in the dried glossy oilpaint reflecting the light surrounding the viewer. The oilpaint is opaque. Only traditional quality materials has been used such as pure pigments, no crystallic material for color-effects has been used at all. It is the light in the exhibition area that dictates the vision of the beholder to convey or conceal the image of the painting. I want my paintings to look as lubricious and wet as they were when I painted them. Like the feeling of fertility.