Lepus Pictus

Artist

Stephen Belinfante

Artist Biography

 Lepus Pictus is an exotic sounding name but simply the Latin for decorated hare!
Stephen makes paintings using a variety of materials, ranging from collaged paper to acrylic and household paints. His artist inspirations are many, ranging from Cornish 20thcentury abstract expressionist painters to Matisse and Howard Hodgkin.
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 Lepus Pictus is an exotic sounding name but simply the Latin for decorated hare!

Stephen makes paintings using a variety of materials, ranging from collaged paper to acrylic and household paints. His artist inspirations are many, ranging from Cornish 20thcentury abstract expressionist painters to Matisse and Howard Hodgkin.

Lepus Pictus is decorated in the same technique as any of his paintings, often inspired by colours and shapes in the contrasting and changing English landscape.

Stephen loves bright and contrasting colours and textures. He began by spraying the hare using acrylic aerosols  drawing shapes and lines that reflect its undulating contours. The contours are then emphasised through the use of painted lines and collaged gaffer tape – just like on a three dimensional map.

The spaces between the contours are then filled with acrylic paint, loosely mixed pinks, oranges, yellows and blues.

Some paint drips and splashes across the surface often covering some of the contour lines. It is hoped that these ‘mistakes’ add to the freshness and vitality of the completed hare.

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