Brian Keith Stephens
Maryland, Connecticut, USA, 1973
Brian Keith Stephens was born in 1973 in Maryland (USA). After studying at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art in Connecticut (USA) he continues his training in New York. Through his art he seeks to express his emotions directly. Past, present and future merge in a single moment. Simple images of animals and of the people that he loves, placed on abstract backgrounds created by overlays of large frantic brush strokes, assume an iconic value in his paintings. His work focuses on the investigation of each person’s identity and on how every human being reacts differently to what happens in the world that surrounds him, expressing anger, joy, anxiety or astonishment. Since 2000 he has exhibited in solo shows and group exhibitions in the United States, Germany, France, Denmark, Italy, Holland, Poland and Bulgaria. His work has become part of important private collections around the world. He lives and works between Old Lyme (Connecticut – USA) and Brooklyn (NYC – USA).