“We are constantly invited to be who we are.” - Henry David Thoreau
Steve Perrault previously worked as a psychotherapist, jail chaplain and art instructor. Today, these past experiences strongly inform his paintings, they incorporate particular events and symbolic thinking into a unique iconography.
His works characterize deliberate focus and stability, often missing in today’s superficial and shifting technological climate.
Architectural elements derive their meaning through form and context. The simpler its expression, the deeper is the impression it makes. Simple and formal structural components can provide a visual language that encourages a sense of order and harmony. Yet beneath it lies a deeper conversation about the perception of structure as metaphor. I create passages of inside-outside space, lightness and darkness, containment and expansion, screening and distinction. These characteristics and dualities are mediums for personal meditation.
I believe art-making demands an inner life. Observing art is an invitation to an inner life. Genuine art leads one to face oneself.
Be awake. Stay curious. Keep learning.
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