Pressure / Release
86 × 66 cm
oil and graphite on paper, in mild steel frame
William Stein’s work delves into the internal psychological realm. His works on paper’s mysterious arrangements are composed of a lexicon of universal geometric forms such as cubes, circles, triangles and cloud-like shapes, that are left suspended within surreal dreamscapes. Rooted in autobiography, his work can be seen as a meditation on anxiety and joy, memory and loss, place and family.