Stefanie Bales Fine Art

The idea of subjectivity in representation has been a common thread in my work for years, even prior to my actively pursuing it as subject or form. As our imaginations instigate exaggeration, contradiction belies our perceptions. In my work, this takes the form of merging both realist and surrealist qualities under the umbrella of romanticism, creating playful, pictorial conversations about the illusions of place and space and time. While my work is a depiction of my own visual consciousness, all creative expression reveals a facet of the collective mind, and it is this contradiction I am interested in studying. – Stefanie Bales