Shane Neufeld is a painter, writer, and an architect who was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BA in Fine Arts from Amherst College, where he studied painting and literature and his Master's degree from the Yale School of Architecture. Neufeld’s latest studies are cross-disciplinary focusing on applying layer upon layer of both digital manipulations and painting techniques. The end result is a dynamic burst of vectors and curved lines mixed with painted colors and textures. Each piece is a unique exploration with results that cannot be replicated.
Digital Archetype 5 & 6 - Archival Ink and Enamel on Paper
Did we also mention that we are showcasing some of his larger works- oil painted diptychs on canvas? check them out here:
UNTITLED DIPTYCH 01 - 48 x 72 Inches - Oil on canvas - $4,000
I've had the pleasure of seeing Shane's stunning figurative work, too and assure you he knows a thing or two about pastels....perhaps you should just book a studio visit to see more!
Shane's words about how he created his Digital Archetype series:
"The process begins with a sketch. Using brightly colored markers, I draw fluid, uninterrupted lines that vary in color, overlap and produce repeatable patterns. I then scan the drawing and manipulate the image through a subtle rotation of the paper during the process. The skewed result is then brought into photoshop where the colors are adjusted, the image multiplied, mirrored and copied. At this point I stop trying to add complexity and instead, begin simplifying the image into distinct layers with respect to color. These layers are then exported into CAD software in which the line work is “rebuilt” and further simplified in order to create seamless vectors that can be scaled to any size without the loss of information. Vectors are then organized by layer and can be turned on and off depending on the print, much like a “silk screen”. The final product uses both the printed image along with manually applied paint to produce singular, textured works of art."
Shane's words on letting go of his best works:
"Despite the attachment I might have to “successful” works, I’ve learned it’s best to get them out of the studio as soon as possible so you can begin to make something even better. The problem with holding onto your best work is that the image lingers, often times stifling my ability to move forward. The creative pathway gets blocked and I tend to mimic what I have already accomplished rather than produce original work. Mimicry only creates less meaningful versions of the original and I have found this to be unsatisfying and unproductive. " Erin:
What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given and by whom? Shane:
Looking good is half the battle. My baseball coach when I was a kid. Erin:
What's the best piece of advice you would give to a young artist? Shane:
Try and find a way to differentiate yourself with your skills.
See all of Shane's work here
& read more about him in his bio here Thanks Shane for letting us showcase your amazing range of work- such talent!