Steph'L first paintings where made of classical landscapes of Provence in France where he travels frequently.
He was motivated by a taste for light and colour to evoke the scenery of the region. His strong background as an Art historian and scholar made his works evolving closer to the field of art history and especially to the baroque in which he found a special interest for the sense of movement, contrast and drama.
The reference to classical composition and to the great themes in art are combined with a vivid expression, which is to be related to contemporary painting. The third period in the evolution of his artworks is based on an aesthetical reflexion on the heritage of the classical icons.
The compositions are more conceived by sequences and frames together with an amused expression of the concepts of monumentally, gravity and interpretation. Finally, his current location in the Middle East have inspired him a new serial, which reshapes the famous 19th-20th century Orientalist painting trend through his distinctive style....