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Stephen Fessler

Carbondale, Illinois, United States

All my images are born accidentally. My larger works begin their lives as studio floor cloths, accumulating a history of accidental marks and footprints. I then gaze at them, looking for suggestions of images, and when I've discovered one that is compelling enough, I'll paint to free it from its matrix of marks. This process reveals other images, and one discovery leads to the next in a succession of surprises as the painting gradually reveals itself to me.

Stephen's ArtPrize Entries

These are Stephen's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of The Tree Blooming Birds

    The Tree Blooming Birds

    2012 ArtPrize Entry Stephen Fessler
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Stephen's Past Work

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