Highlighting ROAM Gallery Artist
Stefan Raupach - Visual Artist | Painter
Stefan is a Vancouver based visual artist, working primarily with acrylics and watercolour. Stefan received his initial art training when attending high school in Vernon BC, and has since been self-taught. He enjoys the Province’s natural beauty and has a passion for surfing, skimboarding, skiing and skateboarding. He also has a love for music, and his band Coastal Break plays live shows around Vancouver and has released two independent EPs.
"I am inspired by the philosophy of 'the now’ and use the experience of painting to preoccupy the mind and go deeply into the flow of the immediate experience. Conceptually, my paintings are developed through this idea, as unique forms take shape based on what I see developing in the image in the moment. This process often results in stylized, surreal and psychedelic finished pieces, conveying an otherworldly, dream-like state. I aim for the viewer to also experience this state when immersed in the energy of my paintings. Ultimately, I leave the final interpretation of my work open to the subjectivity of different audiences. Whatever meanings are ascribed to my work, I hope to be a source of wonder, inspiration and contemplation."
ROAM Gallery Show - October 2015
Featured Artist - January 2015
(Aphrodite's Organic Cafe and Pie Shop)
ARTWORK: Stefan Paupach
MUSIC: Coastal Break
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