Stephan Dobosh is a Philadelphia painter and installation artist whose studio practice employs a careful consideration of Symbolist literary devices, automatic writing, and visual free association. He uses art-making as a physical documentation of his own past experiences and state of mind. Through the subconscious psychological connections between color, sound, text, and implied imagery, he wants to provide an entrance for the viewer to be able to free associate, transforming these elements from static objects to dynamic associations. Dobosh has been selected to exhibit at Goldilocks Gallery and Kitchen Table Gallery, is a member of the Plastic Club, and holds a BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Art from The University of the Arts.
Symbolist methods of engaging in the “derangement of the senses” and making the unseen seen is at the core of my practice. I investigate “escapist” themes within American culture and the identity of the Artist. Using the vernacular of painting, I blur the distinction between sculpture, installation, painting, and performance by employing domestic objects, spray paint, glitter, and fabric to compose “extended paintings” and construct spaces. My work reflects my personal and artistic identity, eliciting a sensual experience that acts as an escape while making social and artistic critique.