Simon Stalenhag is a Dutch artist. He worked for several years for the advertising agency CIA, but later he decided to pursue a degree in painting. He studied the arts at the Royal Academy of Arts in Amsterdam. His career spanned parts of Europe and America, as he travelled to China, Japan, Russia, South America and France. In this article we take a look at some of his work, and how he broke free from the traditional confines of his trade.
Stalenhag's style has been described as “an expression without a message” by the art critics Michael Levey and Frank Gehry. His work frequently questioned the values of modern consumer culture. He dared to depict the darker side of materialism. For example, one of his oil paintings had a hammer and sickle border, with a series of textured, vividly coloured faces looking upon a seemingly endless conveyor belt of goods. The theme of the work was that material abundance could corrupt both the individual and the social structures of society. His paintings often depicted figures such as factories and conveyor belts.
Although we now know what was going on in those places in the 19th century, Stalenhag's paintings still seem startling and haunting. The stark, black and white imagery, often shown in large size, seems to stare back at us from a time when there was much less color and much more simple things. In some cases, his work has been described as realistic. It is difficult to know exactly which aspect of his art was his most authentic, since he is no longer able to paint or work in the same way.
Stalenhag is best known for his portraits and watercolor paintings. His oil paintings were much more realistic and emotive, but he also enjoyed the visual impact of watercolors. He could produce highly colored and vivid pictures with ease, but when it came to painting subjects he struggled. His work was more about the subject than about his own feelings about it. Because of this, many of his oil paintings remain among the finest examples of abstract art that can still be found today.
Stalenhag's work can be found today in many online art galleries, where his name is recognized by millions of people. His paintings are available for purchase and for download from many websites. Many modern artists have incorporated his style of art into their own. Andy Warhol is a famous example of this. His famous Campbell's Soup brand is named after one of his paintings.
In addition to his oil work, Stalenhag created a large number of fine paintings that have been well received by collectors all over the world. Many of these are reproduced copies of earlier works. A few, however, are original creations. Many modern art collectors know Stalenhag for his edition of The Waste Land, an icon of modern art that was originally done in Germany. In addition, Stalenhag produced many other important works such as The Red Cross and The Scream.
As he was growing up, Stalenhag spent much of his money on buying paintings and other works of art that ended up being auctioned off or became highly valued collector's items. This is in part due to his status as a teenager who owned more of the items of value around him than most. Today, many of Stalenhag's paintings are highly sought after and can be found at auction houses all across the country. The fact that they are now worth so much is testimony to the originality of Stalenhag's work.
Stalenhag's paintings are available for those who are interested in owning works of art. A visit to the Stalenhag Museum will give you a close look at the original masterpieces. If you are a fan of Stalenhag's work, you are likely to be delighted with a visit to the museum. You will also have the opportunity to purchase some of Stalenhag's most well-known paintings at a bargain price.