My Cart

Shopping Cart

Item Description Est. Delivery QTY Total  
Your cart is empty.
Continue Shopping ×
Hey, You |
Your password must be...
This Run is Sold Out
Share
Thu, Aug 8 - Sun, Aug 11
RUN #00277
Beau Stanton - History of Semiotics
Beau Stanton
History of Semiotics
Part of Reason Sleeps Prints + Original Painting   View Entire Series
Edition Size:   40
20 x 36 Inches Archival Pigment Print on 330gsm Fine Art Paper
This Run is Sold Out
Back for his 3rd RUN, we welcome Beau Stanton. Stanton's work explores the dynamic between graphic iconography and classicism, juxtaposing apocalyptic imagery with the aesthetic excess of Victorianism in order to synthesize organic and ornamental into a coherent post millennial point of view. He fuses elements of 19th century letterpress printing designs with masterful figurative oil painting, embellishing and manipulating focus, light and perspective. Catching up with Beau we asked him how Semiotics plays into the visual vocabulary of his artwork.

"Semiotics refers to visual symbols and how they are used to convey information. In this image,The History of Semiotics, the majority of the painting is composed of horizontal stratified layers of the Earth, each made of graphic ornaments from various cultures throughout history. Together they form a chronological descent into the past through the drilled cavity of an oil derrick. Using some of my favorite subjects like Pre-Cambrian sea creatures, skulls, cogs and fire, The History of Semiotics is a metaphoric penetration into the prehistoric.

Unearthing ancient narratives from the detritus of industrial decline, where Sirens grapple with sinking ships and Sibyls predict cataclysmic events, Beau Stanton gilds his apocryphal myth with the graphical elements of creation, destruction and rebirth, inviting the viewer inside our collective unconscious ornamented by layers of chipped artifice and the rusted machinations of time." - Beau Stanton


This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Beau Stanton and 1xRUN



Read on below for our latest 1xRUN Thru Interview with Beau as we talk about his latest piece,he takes us through his Brooklyn studio space and more...

Discuss This Run

Beau Stanton Teaches The History of Semiotics

Back for his 3rd RUN, we are excited to bring back Beau Stanton, with his mammoth History of Semiotics. Measuring at 20 x 36 Inches it is one of our largest prints to date! Read on below as we catch up with Beau about his latest piece and more!

1xRUN Thru Interview

History of Semiotics by Beau Stanton

1xRun: What have you been up to this summer, bring us to to date on what been good since your solo show at Bold Hype this spring.

Beau Stanton: I’ve been juggling several new projects that have been challenging in terms of scale, working on both large murals and really tiny oil paintings.  Last month I  finished an outdoor mural in Queens as part of the Welling Court Mural project and more recently completed an interior installation collaborating with Ian Kualii at Wooster St. Social Club, home of NY Ink.  I’ve also been preparing a set of small oil paintings for the George Hearts Maria show at Helium Cowboy Gallery in Hamburg, Germany curated by Lori Zimmer.  Later this month I’ll be traveling to Germany to paint a section of the original Berlin Wall then working on some walls in the Czech Republic and Norway.

1xRun: You’ve been kicking ass on murals lately, how does that complement your fine art painting and has it been a good break from developing a large body of work for a solo exhibition?

Beau Stanton: Working on murals presents a totally different set of challenges from painting gallery work.  For one thing, murals must be completed fairly quickly and are viewed from farther away so the techniques used have to be adapted to serve those functions.  It’s good to mix it up and not be as precious as when making a refined oil painting.  Most of my murals are images adapted from completed oil paintings so it gives me a chance to revisit the concept in a different form and can lead to interesting variations on an idea.

1xRun: Traveling is a big part of your schedule, tell us about where you’ve been and the most memorable experience.

Beau Stanton: I was just in London assisting Ron English with some murals in preparation for the Olympics, then headed to LA to lay some groundwork for another project.  Later this month I leave for Berlin, then a show in Hamburg, Prague, and then Nu Art Festival in Norway.  Following that up with a few walls in Detroit and LA in October.

1xRUN: We recently had a chance to visit your studio in Red Hook – Brooklyn, give us the run through about the location and inspiration the space has provided.

Beau Stanton: My studio is in a Civil War era warehouse building on the Brooklyn waterfront. I share the 2nd floor with a series of small woodworking shops which provides that fresh cut wood smell and the motivation you get from an environment where people are building things by hand. You can really feel how much history this place has just by walking on the giant timbers that make up the floors or when I look out my window and see where huge ships used to dock. It’s an amazing place to work.

-1xRUN

About the Artist

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Unearthing ancient narratives from the detritus of industrial decline, where Sirens grapple with sinking ships and Sibyls predict cataclysmic events, Beau Stanton gilds his apocryphal myth with the graphical elements of creation, destruction and rebirth, inviting the viewer inside our collective unconscious ornamented by layers of chipped artifice and the rusted machinations of time.

A painter and muralist, Stanton creates work ranging in size from tiny eye miniatures to large-scale images ornamenting entire building facades.

The work combines classical oil painting with intricate silk-screened patterns inspired by pre-modern architecture, letterpress ornaments, and decayed infrastructure. In search for historical reference, Stanton begins his artistic process by exploring abandoned 19th century sites around the greater New York City area collecting photo references, Victorian ephemera, and antiquated machinery. These artifacts often appear in Stanton’s paintings as “cogs” in heavily ornamented machine-like compositions. The initial studies of these artifacts are then distilled into highly ornate silk-screened compositions. Finally, the pieces are fully rendered with oil paint, manipulating focus, light and perspective.

Stanton hails from California and is influenced heavily by Ancient architecture, nautical history, and the Aesthetic Movement. He relocated to New York after graduation in 2008, and has since been mentored by New York Pop Surrealist Ron English. He has had solo exhibitions with Bold Hype Gallery in New York City and Gallery Hijinks in San Francisco as well as group exhibitions with Ad Hoc Art, SCOPE NY, Helium Cowboy Artspace Hamburg, Spoke Art, Opera New York, and Last Rites Gallery.

Find out more @ http://beaustanton.com/