Victor Stabin is a prolific artist whose work captures the spirit of the environment whilst inciting the illusive side of the imagination in one rousing stroke. A painter, author and well-respected illustrator, he is best known for his surreal oils that make ordinary objects and environments extraordinary, as demonstrated by his widely admired “Turtle Series” and “Fish Ferris Wheel”.
Recently, Stabin abandoned illustration to embrace painting exclusively. He stated, “I call myself an eco-surrealist artist. My paintings transport the viewer into dreamscapes by subtly altering everyday life using other species as protagonists.” His influences are the 20th Century Surrealists, the 19th Century Japanese watercolor print artists, Advertising Art of the 20th Century and the spirit of the Italian Renaissance.
Like Edward Hooper and Thomas Hart Benton before him, Stabin started his art career as an illustrator with credits that include nine signature stamps for the United States Postal Service, a Kiss album cover, and an enormous mural for RCA/BMG’s corporate headquarters in New York. Moreover he has produced numerous illustrations for The New York Times, Newsweek, Rolling Stone Magazine, Time Magazine, Scholastic Books, Random House, and the like.
In 2004, Stabin and his wife Joan Morykin purchased and renovated a 15,000 sq. ft., 170- year-old factory building in the charming, “destination” town of Jim Thorpe, PA. The “Stabin Morykin Building” can be likened to a little slice of SOHO nestled into the mountains of a storybook town. It is the home of the Victor Stabin Gallery (which presently exhibits his most current work), The Dynasty Gallery, Artist Workshop Space and the critically acclaimed Flow Restaurant.
Stabin (born 1954) grew up in New York City. He has just completed “Keep Your Eye on the Ball,” a four-foot high by eight-foot wide oil-on-linen. Additionally, his debut book “Daedal Doodle”, an artistic ABC book of alliterations, will be published in early 2011 and will be available at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Book Store and on-line. His original oils and limited addition prints can be purchased on-line and at the Victor Stabin Gallery.
For more about Victor visit : BIO
Visit Victor Stabin’s Gallery to see more of his work at GALLERY
See “Daedal Doodle” the ABC Book for the Ages at BOOK
The Stabin Morykin Building home of the Victor Stabin Gallery, Flow Restaurant, The Dynasty Gallery and more at BUILDING