About My Art, by Stephen Linhart
 
About My Art
 
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I work in digital collage, algorithmic art and vector art using a camera, a scanner and a computer. My source materials include my own photography as well as stock photographs and timeless art of the past. Starting with scans, photographs and mathematical abstractions, I blend, combine and compose to create images that move me.
 
I’m making some of my newer work available as fine photographic poster prints and stretched-canvas posters. These prints and canvases are up to 36x24 inches, are unsigned, and cost $6 and up.
 
Self Portrait Because I create my art on a computer, there are no physical originals. I make very small editions and monoprints using laser printing on photographic paper or pigment printing on canvas, and sign them. These prints are the primary physical form of my work. These printing techniques produce fabulous images and that should last twice as long as Cibachrome. Each print is mounted for stability. I frame them without glazing because I prefer the prints to be immediate, not secluded behind glass. These prints are a durable media which can be handled with the same care you would use with a varnished oil painting. I also make proofs of each image, which are not for sale.
About My Art, by Stephen Linhart
 
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About My Art
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Works from 2008
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P r e t t y   S h e l l s . . .
 
I think of my work as exploration more than expression. The mimetic tangle that is 21st century art is full of discoveries waiting to happen. Ever-increasing exposure to the art of many times and cultures leaves us surrounded by so many styles and techniques that it would be hard to accept any one dogma or system, any one answer to “What is Beauty?” or “What is Art?” The construction and manipulation of aesthetic systems is the great plastic medium of our time.
 
In the digital manipulation of fine art and photography, I’m exploring the relationship between collage, pop art and algorithmic art. I’m not following one school or path, but exploring a wilderness of possibilities. I process and combine images to create an image-space, which I explore to find what I’m seeking. It’s something like finding pretty shells on a beach, except that first I have to make the beach. I find a glimpse of something—a shell—then I compose and edit the image to capture that glimpse. Sometimes it works and I keep it. Sometimes it doesn’t and I start again.
 
Some of my works are inspired by myths and stories. For others, I use a more abstract method of pure exploration. Working by experimentation and serendipity helps me explore aesthetic systems more freely.
 
I’m currently working on several techniques, each of which is represented in this portfolio. I collage from extreme close-ups of flowers and of the human form. I digitally sketch photographs into pop-oriented vector art. And I also use art that I’ve ‘found’ in the works of great painters. It has been common in recent decades for prominent artists to ‘find’ material in the output of lesser-known artists and designers. I reverse that process.
About My Art, by Stephen Linhart
 
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About My Art
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Works from 2008
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Digital Collage (Double Flowers, detail) Digital Collage
Double Flowers (2005) detail
Combining two or more images using computer software.
Vector Art (Urban, detail) Vector Art
Urban (2004) detail
Drawing with mathematical shapes instead of pixels or brush strokes.
Algorithmic Art (Twirl, detail) Algorithmic Art
Twirl (2006) detail
Making art using a program or algorithm rather than drawing or photography.
Flower Portrait (Lilly) Flower Portrait
Lilly (2006)
A photographic portrait of a flower with minimal editing on the computer.
About My Art, by Stephen Linhart
 
Biography
 
About My Art
Statement
On Technique
Biography
 
Works from 2008
Representational
Flowers & Plants
Abstract Art
 
Previous Portfolio
Homepage
Contact
Self Portrait Stephen Linhart was born in 1960 in New York where he designed his first computer game at the age of eight. Since 1982 his creative work has included digital collage, interactive entertainment, algorithmic art, screensavers and Web art. Million of visitors have seen his work on the Web.
 
Linhart’s awards for animation and design include The Apple Quicktime Web Challenge, and the International After Dark Contest.

Permanent Collections
Amarillo Museum of Art   Amarillo, TX
Artcolle   Sergines, France
Centre for Adult Education   Melbourne, Australia
Hill Country Arts Foundation   Ingram, TX
IMCAC   Pagosa Springs, CO
The Learning Connexion   Wellington, New Zealand
Tsanko Lavrenov National School of Fine Arts   Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Turchin Center   Boone, NC
University of Wisconsin Art Department   Marshfield, WI

Group Shows
International Biennale Artists Miami   2014
  • Nina Torres Fine Art, Miami, FL
International Collage Exhibition & Exchange   2006-2014   (annual event)
  • Real TART, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • The Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne, Australia
  • Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand
White on White   2007
  • IMCAC, Pagosa Springs, CO
Mini Artefakts   2007
  • Borrelli Space Gallery, San Diego, CA
Human Artefakts   2006-2007   (traveling exhibit)
  • Art Works, Richmond, VA
  • Artful Gatherings, Lemont, IL
  • Gallery Atelierhof, Bremen, Germany
  • The Learning Connexion, Wellington, New Zealand
  • The Framing Workshop, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Expressions, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
  • Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, New Zealand
  • Christchurch Arts Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand
Baker’s Dozen Collage Exchange   1999-2007   (annual event)
  • Subtaranian Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA
  • Durango Art Center, Durango, CO
Florence Biennale   2003
  • Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
Can You Digit   1996
  • Postmasters Gallery, Soho, New York
Algorithmic Art   1994
  • Xerox PARC, Silicon Valley, CA