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December Issue 2005
WCNC - 6 in Charlotte, NC, Offers Works by Stefan Duncan
Artist Stefan Duncan will exhibit 20 paintings at the WCNC - 6 TV Studio in Charlotte, NC, through Dec. 31, 2005.
"Many who have now seen Duncan's works, hail him as one of the most important artists of the 21st century," said Caroline York, president of Caroline York World of Art.
Duncan, who has dedicated his life to the study of the master impressionists, such as Van Gogh, Monet, Seurat, and Pissarro, is forging his own style called Squigglism - Living Spirit Art. "It's a Van Gogh dash with a twist," Duncan said.
With this style, Duncan strives to unveil the Divine essence in nature, a living spirit of jubilation. It is the opening of the eyes to see the Divine Essence not only in nature around us, but in us, connecting us with all. Nature is depicted in a living state of joyous celebration and serenity.
"It was Van Gogh's Starry Night that opened my eyes to the glorious cosmic forces in nature. It is my hope to fully rise the blinds, letting the essence of the Divine be fully exposed, revealing the serenity and universal love one can find in nature," Duncan said.
The Van Gogh Gallery is taking three of Duncan's paintings to show as an artist of the 21st Century whose work has been impacted by Van Gogh's art.
"My mission is to place a painting in the living room of families, right in the center of their daily lives. When they are worried about bills, wondering about the next meal, maybe stewing during a marital spat, they glimpse the painting and whether conscious or unconscious the painting gives them a little bit of serenity. They are reminded, as stated in a William Wordsworth poem, of where we have been and where we will return. I've done my job then," Duncan said.
Duncan paints an average of 12 hours a day straight out of the tubes, not mixing colors, but putting them side by side. As one steps back, the colors blend into a natural effect.
Duncan was born in Fayetteville, NC. He has degrees in English, Art, and a doctorate concentrated in Ancient Religions. He teaches at the Charlotte Art League; Michael's at University City in Charlotte; Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville; Books-A-Millon in Roch Hill, SC; and at Methodist College in Fayetteville, through the Recreation Department.
"I teach a simple four step approach that is used with drawing and painting. My main goal though is to help students find their own voice and advance their work to be shown in galleries," Duncan said.
Duncan's paintings are shown at the Charlotte Art League, The Carolina Metrolina, Cape Fear Studios and Ole Town Gallery of Fayetteville.
For further information check our NC Commercial
Gallery listings, call the station at 704-329-3617 or at (www.stefanduncangallery.com).
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