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Clintel Steed: “The (iBook) Computer Series”

Stunning work from NY based Clintel Steed

Clintel Steed is an uber-talented artist, based in New York. After a conversation with his brother about some beautiful images of stars (the galactic ones) that he’d found while surfing the web, Clintell set out to capture the computer (Mac) itself on canvas. Here’s some of the images he created as well as one on one interview with the man itself.

Computer, Oil on canvas, 30x30inch

The Computer Series (c) Clintel Steed

Computer with Goya cane, Oil on canvas, 30x30 inch

The Computer Series (c) Clintel Steed

Computer frustration, Oil on canvas, 30x30 inch

The Computer Series (c) Clintel Steed

Computer screen abstraction, Oil on board, 23x23 inch

The Computer Series (c) Clintel Steed

Computer Star Closter, Oil on canvas, 30x32 inch

The Computer Series (c) Clintel Steed

Computer with African Gold, Oil on canvas, 26x30 inch

The Computer Series (c) Clintel Steed

Who has influenced you? I worked at the Met (the metropolitan museum of art) for 3 years and saw all kind of painting from the 1600 to 2002 and was affected by all of it. But I think Malcolm Morley really changed my mind about painting space and how you can manipulate an image. And distort things in a painting. But all true painting has an affect on me.

What musically inspires when you are creating your work? I listen to all sort of music from Beethoven to 2 PAC and Miles Davis. But if I wanted to make a series on a particular rhythm it would be hip-hop. Because the rhythm and time of the words could be used as a rhythm of forms and colors on the canvas. Since I grew up on rap I think it affects my sense of space and time in a painting in a direct way and indirect way.

Why do you do what you do? Well, the cosmos of the universe explains my passion for painting.

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Clintell Steed email: fowelpit@yahoo.com

– Featuring the work of Clintell Steed as interviewed by Angela Alney

email Clintell at fowelpit@yahoo.com