About the artist.
Marlin Stevenson (°1970, Sharon, United States) is a multifaceted originator who creates mixed media artworks and sculptures using but not limited to metals. Relying purely on artistically driven instincts Stevenson’s focus is anchored in utilitarian and provincial principles. “My aim is to create a relationship between my work and the participant in which not only are the aesthetics recognized, but true utility achieved” says Stevenson. In 2012 Stevenson finished his “High Back Low Boy Roller” chair using the hood of a 1938 Ford pickup truck and metal from a 275 gallon home heating tank. A masterpiece that demonstrates his unique vision and ingenuity in achieving usable art. His mixed media artworks are based on inspiring situations: visions that reflect a sensation of rugged individualism and an uncompromising focus on demonstrating good-old fashioned and unbridled strength. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of American values, he tries to develop forms that do not always follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and workable parallels, which lead the viewer to make new personal associations. Usefulness is never a static matter to Stevenson as everyday objects undergo a journey towards beauty that can sometimes take months and even years to reach their destiny.
His works are also characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of the American mentality in which durability plays an important role. “I love to work with my hands, but ultimately it’s the work I do with my mind’s eye that is the source of my work” states the Renaissance man. An up and coming visionary, be on the look-out for Stevenson’s upcoming masterpieces in 2015 and 2016. Marlin Stevenson currently lives and works in Windsor.