Stephen Felton has described his process of creating work as reflective not only of his emotions, but on the atmosphere of his actions, decisions and lifestyle. In this interview with art critic Timothee Chaillou, Felton breaks down his artistic process into an “ongoing development of a new language for painting that is a hundred percent documentary.” The strikingly minimalistic works of Felton have been created to be examined and understood as a whole, including the canvas, stretcher, paint, wall and floor of the room where they are being shown, instead of only two-dimensional symbolic images. Felton’s works speak loudly to the present atmosphere in painting, walking away from historical predilections. Within each piece, the instigating thought process can be experienced as the launch pad for the artist’s journey through the work. Each proceeding piece refines and deepens the language of Felton’s paintings. Astrid de Maismont
About the artist
Stephen Felton is a painter who lives and works in New York City. His artwork has been exhibited in leading galleries worldwide including Bortolami, Paula Cooper, Miguel Abreu & Praz-DeLaVallade as well as the Fiac. Stephen Felton has described his process of creating work as reflective not only of his emotions, but on the atmosphere of his actions, decisions and lifestyle.