Fort Myers, FL – In the month of May, DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts is showcasing the artwork of visual artist Stan. The opening reception for his collection entitled Kiss This is scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2023, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm, in conjunction with the monthly Fort Myers Art Walk event. The exhibition will be on display through May 28, 2023.
The artist, who prefers the single name Stan, creates rich and exuberant pieces, with heavy textures and vivid colors. More than creativity, his artwork has been part of a healing process. “My paintings are much more than just technique with color and they could not have been done at any other time in my life, if at all. These paintings are the result of a tragic and hard journey to recover from a deep sadness and utter loneliness as a bereaved parent – a depression that I could not release its grip on me until 2018, when I suffered a massive spiral fracture to my left leg skateboarding a pool.” – comments Stan, who has transformed tragedy into strength. “They’re raw [paintings], colorful and bold. It’s taken me 14 years, since my 11 yr old daughter died in 2004, for me to be inspired like I am now. Interestingly enough, it also took a massive injury that could’ve understandably catapult me into a deeper depression, yet has inspired me through the pain, frustration and agony. Although, I suffer from PTSD I’m alive again and creating.” – adds the artist, who has no formal training, but many years of experience including a professional faux-finishing career.
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