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Photograph of Artist STEVE SMILEN
STEVE SMILEN
New York, New York - United States


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Art Starting At $1,050

Artist Statement

Being an addict to something isn't always bad. I am an addict.I don't shoot up, drink, do coke or even pepsi but I am an addict. Do you know what it's like.. to be addicted to something? That came about to grab you very slowly,over time. And viola.. you're hooked.Well, it happened that way to me. Over a period of say 30 years, I tried painting,pen and pencil, paper, graphic design. All well and good. I tried working with wood frames and triptychs. That felt alright too. But one day, after many years of using other mediums to create my art, I evolved. Like a pupa changing into a butterfly, my art went from working with a pallette of colored paper, canvas of panels of wood to beginning to create with a whole new medium- MOSAICS. No longer is my work in the form of colored PAPER. Instead, I now combine thousands of tiny pieces of glass and stone to create. All my works are as vivid in their colors and as deep as anything done with paint. I strive to capture the intensity, complexity and inner psyche of the piece. I show too, the work done in paper mosaic. To show to you the viewer, the evolution that my art has gone through. I now no longer have the cravings left by unfulfilled creativity. I now am a happily addicted mosacist! I have an awful lot to ...

Original Artworks (21)

Steve Smilen; I Scream, 2008, Original Mosaic, 10 x 31 inches. Artwork description: 241  Vitreous glass, white and grey grouts, watercolor and acrylic paint on wood; food, ices, ice cream, banana ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2008
10 x 31 inches (25.4 x 78.7 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Be Like Mich, 2008, Original Mosaic, 14 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241  My artist inspiration, Michaelangelo in rich bronze/ orange painting smock In vitreous glass, fused glass, acrylic and water colors, grey grout on wood board...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2008
14 x 15 inches (35.6 x 38.1 cm)
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Steve Smilen; McCain Constituent Deaf,D..., 2008, Original Mosaic, 18 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  Venetian glass, pottery, politics, McCain,  ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2008
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Francis Sinatra, 2008, Original Mosaic, 11 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  ole blue eyes, Sinatra, crooner, Bayonne tenor, Stamp,famous singer. post world war II, Ratpack ...
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Original Mosaic, 2008
11 x 18 inches (27.9 x 45.7 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Wayne from Boston, 2008, Original Mosaic, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  Vermont Friend- glass on acrylic painted board ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2008
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Sweets, 2008, Original Mosaic, 14 x 21 inches. Artwork description: 241  venetian glass, smalti on acrylic painted wood panel create a mosaic picture of my pet, Sweetpea ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2008
14 x 21 inches (35.6 x 53.3 cm)
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Steve Smilen; David, 2008, Original Mosaic, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  Glass mosaic of a good friend 8. 0 ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2008
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Steve Smilen; fused glass plate 1, 2008, Original Glass Fused, 6 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241  Urban Glass class in Kiln- working 2008 6. 0 ...
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Original Fused Glass, 2008
6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Philip, 2008, Original Mosaic, 16 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241  Glass mosaic of St. Philip- a Renaissance prophet. 16. 0 ...
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Original Mosaic, 2008
16 x 22 inches (40.6 x 55.9 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Renaissance wounded, 2008, Original Mosaic, 13 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  Venetian glass, smalti on acrylic painted wood portrait of a Renaissance gentleman, with a skull wound which left him blind in his left eye.  ...
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Original Mosaic, 2008
13 x 16 inches (33.0 x 40.6 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Herder, 2008, Original Mosaic, 10 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241  a sheepherding collie consisting of venetian glass, smalti and acrylic paint on wood panel ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2008
10 x 14 inches (25.4 x 35.6 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Coptic Crooner, 2008, Original Mosaic, 12 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  Coptic Eqyptian John Doe fayoum mummy ...
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Original Mosaic, 2008
12 x 20 inches (30.5 x 50.8 cm)
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Steve Smilen; royal fayuom male, 2008, Original Mosaic, 11 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241  Mummy portrait of a royal Greco- Roman male ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2008
11 x 17 inches (27.9 x 43.2 cm)
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Steve Smilen; young fayoum, 2008, Original Mosaic, 20 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  a mosaic copy of a Coptic Christian youth' s mummy portrait ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2008
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Fayum Royale, 2007, Original Mosaic, 17 x 22 inches.
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2007
17 x 22 inches (43.2 x 55.9 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Faiyum male II, 2007, Original Mosaic, 14 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241  Death portrait/ mummy of Ancient Roman- Egyptian citizen ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2007
14 x 17 inches (35.6 x 43.2 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Faiyum Female, 2007, Original Mosaic, 12 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Coptic Christian  mummy portrait done in Venetian glass; influenced by the Roman conquerors of Egypt. ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2007
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Faiyum1, 2007, Original Mosaic, 13 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241  Coptic Christian encaustic burial portrait recreated in glass called a Faiyum ( one of several spellings) which describes the area in Eqypt, while under Roman rule, that this death portrait was discovered. More examples found in The Met in NYC ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2007
13 x 22 inches (33.0 x 55.9 cm)
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Steve Smilen; BlueCrossBlueSchiele, 2007, Original Mosaic, 18 x 32 inches. Artwork description: 241  glass, venetian on wood ...
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Original Mosaic, 2007
18 x 32 inches (45.7 x 81.3 cm)
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Steve Smilen; Bahian Beauty, 2007, Original Mosaic, 17 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  My wife ...
Steve Smilen
Original Mosaic, 2007
17 x 20 inches (43.2 x 50.8 cm)
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