Item description for Steve Joy Paintings, 1980-2007: Uncreated Light by J. Brooks Joyner David Carrier...
This monograph on British-born painter Steve Joy offers a unique appreciation of the luminous and spiritual qualities of his work.
Steve Joy has lived and painted on three continents. Although his abstract works reflect the history and culture of each of the countries in which he has dwelled, they are unified by universal themes of religious devotion and existentialism; his distinctive use of gold leaf and wax; and a vibrant sense of geometry and proportion. Presented in reverse chronological order a factor which affords a unique understanding of Joy s artistic development these glowing reproductions are accompanied by photographs of the artist s studios in Mexico, New York, Morocco, France, Spain, Norway, Italy, India and Japan. The book includes an interview with the artist and insightful essays discussing the influence of medieval icon painting and Byzantine culture on Joy s work.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.05" Width: 11.42" Height: 1.1" Weight: 4.19 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2008
Publisher Prestel USA
ISBN 3791339613 ISBN13 9783791339610