Michael Stearns

In my work I dig deep into the origin of life and explore the universal questions; how did we arrive and what is the force driving this existence?

I strive also to invite the observer into this place of examination.

As a painter, I work with organic shapes and mostly bold colors to intensify the imagery. In my sculptures I incorporate natural materials along with urban components, creating communication out of discord.

The experimental process of Mark Rothko and Robert Rauschenberg, along with the San Francisco figurative school and the philosophy of Nikos Kazantzakis were early influences in the development of my art.


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Contact Information

Michael Stearns
(562) 400-0544

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Artist Work

Primal Pond #4 (2017)
Acrylic on canvas, 36 inches x 36 inches

Mixed Gathering #3 (2015)
Mixed media, 18 in. x 15 in. x 55 in.

Between the Bridges (2016)
acrylic on canvas, 36 in. x 72 in