Stephen Kasner Enthralls and Appalls
Does sound terrible to say that Stephen Kasner, the contemporary artist appalls, but at least take note that the opposite statement is also used that he, enthralls. It is not the opinion of this article writer, as I am personally one of the enthralled ones. My personal taste is much to the dark and ominous side of Stephen Kasner’s, art, long live the man!
Art, especially contemporary art is very diverse and quite a subjective matter. Some individuals and art lovers find photography or a painting the work of a genius, whereas other thinks it is utter rubbish. That is the beauty and magnetism around art, the different views everybody has of it.
Stephen Kasner is classified as a contemporary artist, but he also one of the most controversial artist alive. Apocalyptic artwork means not a lot to him as it is his norm and others are often outraged by his artwork. Heated discussions around the work of this contemporary artist is nothing new and should it stop one day, will mean he has either stopped painting or changed his style completely.
People with a love of his work, will immediately recognize the dark violence portrays in his work. Can it be called violence? I reckon so as art is also one of those things that belong to the eye of the beholder. Music lover especially know who Stephen Kasner is as he has made many covers for records of heavy metal. You may have a Stephen Kasner artwork in your house and not even know it! Maybe not on your wall display, but in your record collection!
More people learn about Stephen Kasner through the younger generation who adores him, or rockers that did not realize the the stunning record cover was painted by the great contemporary artist, however there is a book chronicling his work from 1993 until 2006.