Stephen Magsig was active/lived in Michigan, Ohio. Stephen Magsig is known for architecture-facades, urban streetscapes.
Biography Stephen Magsig
When I think about the conventions of painting -- a tradition I respect immensely -- I notice that my concern has always been with the interplay of light and structure" says artist Stephen Magsig. "Light, since it defines everything, is what my work is about -- how light changes things, how it inflects the surfaces of places we imagine for ourselves and inhabit, like sunlight touching a window sill, illuminating and creating contrasts and shadows."
Working with images he personally photographs, Magsig looks for crucial details in both the highlights and the shadows, in the brightness and obscurity of each scene. The artist says, "I get caught up in the mix of organic and non-organic human signs: the color of l
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