Stephen Godlieb

Portraits
March 20, 2021 - April 9, 2021
150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867

Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, Stephen Godlieb studied painting at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Godlieb’s work has been exhibited nationally in both solo and group exhibitions including Merge Arts in Manhattan, NY, the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth, NH, the Spectrum Art Fair in Miami, FL, and is held in numerous public and private collections internationally. His work was published in the Arts Issue of IDIR Magazine and featured in Studio Visit Magazine. He was awarded Outstanding Upcoming Painter by Seacoast Magazine and curated the exhibition Swimming with the Lights Off at the Riversea Gallery. ​​

“The human figure draws into my imagination so I can express abstraction fully. The people around me, including my friends and family, are usually my references for my paintings. I chose to paint mostly human figure and portrait. Many of my ideas come from my surroundings combined with process of working with the meaning of its words. I encourage my subjects to try to provoke thought and mood through gaze because I’m not interested in presenting the viewer with an ambivalent or pleasant painting, I prefer emotive strength. I’m interested in abstract concepts; the paint as a medium and how my medium operates on the paper with the figure as the scaffold for my ideas I tend to treat color within the medium quite aggressively showing highlight the realism of the figure while also adding paint marks that blend into the background so some spaces become abstract. I believe my pursuit as a painter is to straddle the line between figuration and abstraction.”

More information and sales inquiries

Related Posts

Eric Shaw

September 6, 2022 - November 4, 2022
150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867

Eric Shaw is a self-taught painter whose bold geometric abstraction draws from the rich visual environment of New York City. Elements of graphic design found in street signs, logos, and advertisements are stretched and skewed as Shaw sketches out what he sees using a drawing app on his phone. The sketches are further copied, pasted…

Merk Aveli

Pixel Pusher
August 6, 2022 - September 2, 2022
150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867

Merk Aveli is an independent artist floating between conflicting worlds of fine art and street art. Merk Aveli has been working in graffiti, digital art, and murals for the past 30 years. His work blends traditional spray, pen and brush techniques techniques with digital tools. His original style developed over a lifetime of exploration and…

Hunter Macleod

Time Flys
June 4, 2022 - August 5, 2022
150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867

Hunter Macleod is a film and digital photographer working and living on the Maine seacoast. He has a huge passion for photography and cameras. Around 2012, he started collecting old film cameras and became obsessed with how they all work. He then quickly fell into digital photography along the way and began bringing a camera…

Joris Graaf

Joris Graaf
May 9, 2022 - June 3, 2022
150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867

In his abstract digital photo-art, self-taught visual artist Joris Graaf (The Hague, 1980) seeks to create tension by forming a synthesis of opposites: melody and noise, rhythm and chaos, darkness and light. His work is inspired by music and contemporary abstract painting. He is fascinated by the emotive power of colour and shape. Joris has…

Durkish Delights

November 9, 2020 - November 20, 2020
150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867

Durkish Delights is Mike Durkee: a muralist and graphic artist from New Hampshire. He currently resides in Alton, NH with his wife and children. He also has two cats, one dog, and an array of chickens and ducks. Mike graduated from Chester College of New England with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art. His process combines hand…

Joseph Podlesnik

November 23, 2020 - December 4, 2020
150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867

Joseph Podlesnik is trained mainly in drawing and painting and it is this experience which seems to influence his approach to photography.  For Podlesnik, the camera lens depicts perspective too easily, which is why he captures and makes photographs which often frustrate readable perspectival space. For him, the photographic image is not only a window…