Stephen Geldman

 

 Rainy Day in Bali, 28 x 20 acrylic on paper

Rainy Day in Bali, 28 x 20 acrylic on paper

 Down the Lackawaxen  16 X 12" acrylic on canvas

Down the Lackawaxen 16 X 12" acrylic on canvas

 Friendly Forest, 30 x24, acrylic on canvas

Friendly Forest, 30 x24, acrylic on canvas

 
 The Moss Garden  61 x 38", acrylic on canvas

The Moss Garden 61 x 38", acrylic on canvas

 Rice Fields in Bali, 19 x 28, acrylic on canvas

Rice Fields in Bali, 19 x 28, acrylic on canvas

 Rock in the River  26 x 32", acrylic on canvas

Rock in the River 26 x 32", acrylic on canvas

 
  River Sparkle   36 x 30", acrylic on paper and silk

River Sparkle 36 x 30", acrylic on paper and silk

 River Afternoon  19 x 25", acrylic on canvas

River Afternoon 19 x 25", acrylic on canvas

 River Island  28 x 33", acrylic on paper

River Island 28 x 33", acrylic on paper

 
 
 

Artist Statement

Stephen Geldman has a BA in art from Cal State Los Angeles, and a MA from UC Irvine. Early influences include the feminist artist Judy Chicago, the painter Peter Krasnow and the sculptors Peter Alexander and Masami Teraoka, who showed with him at Space Gallery. He participated in many West Coast gallery exhibits. In 1980 he won the prestigious Rome Prize Fellowship in the annual competition and was chosen by Robert Motherwell to spend a year at the American Academy in Rome. The artist currently lives in New York City and along the Lackawaxen River in Pennsylvania. In 2009 he had a solo show at the Philip Alan gallery in the east Village, and in 2012 he showed at PaPa arts in Whitemills, PA. 

In the afternoon the sun starts down and reflects light across the Lackawaxen River, backlighting the trees around the house with an amazing glow. I have lived with this light for 25 years and it seeped into my paintings. The beauty of this landscape amazes me every day.

After many years the artist has developed a sense of what he wants from a painting, a certain coherence of the visual elements, while playing with an abstract pattern of paint strokes to engage and surprise, opening another way of seeing. Geldman's interchange of undulating light, form and color draw us into his personal landscape. Observing, we enter a scintillating, harmonious gathering that envelops us all.