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Stephen Schaub

In Stephen M. Schaub’s monumental artworks, rather than experiencing a literal place or a linear story, viewers encounter something akin to the fragmentation of a memory or the illogic of a dream. The images may be evocative, lyrical, and— at times— haunting. The resulting works have been described as “art dreaming about itself.” Schaub’s work combines the tradition of film with cutting-edge technologies and rare and handmade materials from around the world. The result is a hybrid medium of his own creation. Each piece is created as an in-camera collage using film as its foundation, and using cameras which in many cases he has had built or specially modified to his own unique specifications. In the creation of the negative, overlapping frames and multiple exposures are used to evoke an almost cinematic sense of time and motion. Images are printed using handmade surfaces such as Amate paper from Mexico, and Kinwashi from Japan. Schaub is interested in the way these historic materials may merge with content and vice versa, surface and imagery blending into one, each informing the other. Because each artwork is created in this fashion, these places exist nowhere so much as they do within the mind of the viewer. Schaub lives and works in Vermont and his unique prints have been exhibited in the US, Europe, and Asia. His work is in the Polaroid Collection as well as other major private and corporate collections.

 
Stephen Schaub

Stephen Schaub