Stephen Perrone

Artist

Bio & Statement

For the past 41 years, Stephen Perrone has been participating in juried exhibitions: Art Impact in Washington, DC; Art For Artists (AFA) in Scranton, PA,; Art Etcetera in West Newton, MA; The Art Group in Mt. Jackson, West Virginia; Maritain Gallery near Cincinnati, Ohio; The Book Mill in Montague, MA; The Broome Street Gallery in SOHO; Hamilton Center for the Arts in Hamilton, NY; Roberson Museum in Binghamton, NY; Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY, and The Delavan Center in Syracuse, NY. His work is included in The William Bronk collection, recent publications by Art Impact of Washington, DC, and 2017 World Edition of Art Upclose. His work appears: @stephenperrone on instagram.com, or www.stephenperroneart.com He lives and paints in Sylvan Beach, NY.

I stress the importance of human emotion in my work. The head, portrait, and human figure serve as the images and forms by which I express my reflections on life. There is a rawness to my work that I hope contributes to the nature of each “personality” on display. I want a little unattractiveness in the physical sense, and I want body language to be an important consideration in trying to understand each subject. Life is both pleasant and difficult, and I’m attempting to demonstrate both possibilities with the sensitivity and compassion we all deserve as human beings.

This is my poem:
"Man On The Steps"
On frigid late afternoon
In the city
A man sits
On a stone step
Leading to a church.

Beneath a tattered
Army blanket,
His head looks down.
A couple walking
Their dog
Silently pass by
Pretending not to
See him,
While the dog
Looks up at
The man
And amiably wags its tail.

Man-On-Steps

Man-On-Steps

Stephen Perrone

Stephen Perrone

Blossvale, New York

United States

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