Stephen Hansen is active/lives in New Mexico, Michigan. Stephen Hansen is known for archival papier mache bronze and steel sculpture, etching, painting.
Biography Stephen Hansen
As an artist I am not an explorer of the human condition, so much as a hapless tourist, making snapshots of whatever strikes my fancy. I work primarily in paper mache, the appeal of which is twofold. First, it is fast enough that I can try out ideas without any sense of commitment.
Secondly, it is a material so inherently humble that I can claim to make "cultural icons" or "distilled social observations" without feeling too pretentious.
Stylistically, I think of my work as lifelike rather than realistic, a choice made out of a desire to represent ideas rather than individuals. I make sculpture with the idea that it should both attract and communicate, towards that end, I try to make art that is intell
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