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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Sure, You Can Paint On Canvas, But One Artist Duo Is Doing Something Awesomely New
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 — By Laura Caseley
Canvas has been used in painting and art-making for years. Typically, artists paint onto it, and the canvas usually just serves as the backdrop. But this creative duo has found a new way to use canvas where it becomes the art itself -- and it's pretty amazing.
The artist team refers to themselves as Stallman. Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, partners in both life and artwork, create the swirling, abstract pieces you see here. They use canvas and paint...but not at all in a way you'd expect.
Stallman takes strips of painted canvas and balances it on its edge, creating looping, swirling scrollwork that becomes an abstract image.
...from organic forms to oceanscapes. Their artwork falls somewhere between painting and sculpture.
When creating their work, Hallman and Stum consider themselves to be two halves of the same brain, working together and pooling their individual abilities to make something that showcases the best of both of them.
The pair doesn't show any signs of slowing their creative output, and we're glad about that. You can see much more of Stallman's work, including other styles that merge painting and sculpture, on their website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.