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Art Talk | Stephen Ormandy

My Design Alley Sep 9, 2017

Hande Renshaw

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Stephen Ormandy has a way with colour. His bold and graphic paintings are strongly influenced by the natural world with a focus on colour and organic forms. His large scale oil paintings and cultural work are a synergy of line, shape and surface all working beautifully in harmony. For Stephen, colour is ''pure joy'' and his latest exhibition at the Olsen Gruin gallery is no exhibition.

Sea Side - Oil on linen by Stephen Ormandy.

Sea Side - Oil on linen by Stephen Ormandy.

What was the inspiration behind your new body of work? Picasso and Matisse visit often.

"Discussing inspiration for me is like trying to count hundreds and thousands - I’m interested in so much it makes my head hurt."

Sunny for Days  -  Oil on linen by Stephen Ormandy. 

Sunny for Days  -  Oil on linen by Stephen Ormandy. 

How has your work evolved throughout the years? I hope it's becoming more informed and in tune, I hope the colours are singing and shouting and along with their friend 'line', whisper sweet poems. 

The Boiler Room - Oil on linen by Stephen Ormandy. 

"Colour to me is pure joy - it offers endless possibilities, and is always up for a good time."

Afternoon Delight - Oil on linen by Stephen Ormandy. 

Afternoon Delight - Oil on linen by Stephen Ormandy. 

When was your love for abstract art first realised? It was when I was 14 and saw the Picasso retrospective at MOMA in 1980. I was hooked.

Oje - Oil on linen by Stephen Ormandy. 

Oje - Oil on linen by Stephen Ormandy. 

Thank you Stephen! | Stephen Ormandy @stephenormandy

Stephen Ormandy  
September 15th to October 8th
Olsen Gruin New York
30 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002.

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