URBAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER
Steve Javiel (b. Los Angeles, CA, 1981) is an urban impressionist painter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, and participates in exhibitions along the West Coast.
“The strong presence of color in my abstract flower paintings is a celebration of how we’re all from different backgrounds. Color is powerful and uplifts us when we’re down. The same way color puts me at ease, my hope is that I can help others feel the same. This new series strives to spread positive energy, as being in a positive state of mind is a game changer!
My process begins by distorting photographs of flowers and analyzing their colors and compositions in my head. While painting, I utilize a variety of tools ranging from different-sized brushes and stencils to oil pastels and I even incorporate my own handwriting into the abstract backgrounds. Layers upon layers are applied until the painting surface takes on a life of its own.” —Steve Javiel
Exhibitions at Voss Gallery: 2022, "Pursuit of Happiness" (Solo); 2022, "February Favorites" (Group); 2021, "Positive Vibes" (Solo); 2020, "BASL" (Group); 2020, "Through the Looking-Glass" (Group); 2019, "The Essentials" (Group)