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Stephen D'Onofrio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Artist Statement

My work is about the visual language that accompanies the commercial art and design market— looking at stock subject matter, patterns, and images often seen in mass-produced art found in retail stores. My paintings are a selection of these images and patterns that inherently feel familiar, but can not directly be placed. They portray objects and patterns that we have simply grown accustomed to due to the amount of times they have been repeated, and used. The work remains complicit with its low and commercial sources but is simultaneously self-aware of them. Through formal consideration, these paintings embrace this imagery so the work can, in turn, become a critique of the subject it is representing.

Artist Biography

Stephen D’Onofrio is a contemporary visual artist focused in painting. Stephen’s work is characterized by an interest in the home decor market, the mass commodification of art, and the generic visual language that accompanies commercial design. Stephen received his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. He is currently represented by Galleri Urbane in Dallas, Texas and working on two upcoming summer shows. Stephen lives and works in Fishtown, Philadelphia.



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