Stephen Kasner – WORKS 1993-2006
Is Stephen Kasner an artist turned writer one cannot but wonder. This talented, controversial contemporary artist has not painted for several years, yet he remains on the lips of art lovers with a taste of the weird and under worldly type of visions. His incredibly diverse interpretations of contemporary art are something you either love or hate. Very few will find a middle way as found with some other artists.
Whether he lost inspiration in painting is debatable and no one knows if there may be works in the making as his art are not something found in galleries around the globe. Stephen Kasner has not had an exhibition for a while, yet he reminds people that he is still around with the publishing of his book Stephen Kasner WORKS 1993-2006.
This book, which is available on Amazon.com, is a collection of 12 years of hard work and depicts all his artwork. That he is indeed a master is not to be argued and whether you like dark paintings and drawings, he still mastered it exceptionally. Lovers of this contemporary artist will especially love his book as he also added unpublished works as well as works that have never been exhibited.
Most of Stephen Kasner’s works has been inspired by music and for heavy metal lovers he is a known name if they read their record label well. He has done the covers of several heavy metal bands and artists and blends in perfectly with the music. He certainly does not capture specific images, but stems from the unconscious and true to his enigmatic self.
Some of the covers he has done include Ruhr Hunter, Eyes of Fire, Himsa, Khlyst and more if you care to look on your albums. Will we be seeing more of this artist is something we will have to wait and see, as Stephen Kasner is still a young man of outstanding talent.