Art Up Close: Abstract Art Paintings By Stephen Pentak

Kathryn Markel talks about what she loves about new paintings by Stephen Pentak.
April 6, 2020

What’s wonderful to me is when you see an artist grow and change in an organic fashion. If you see Stephen Pentak’s old work, these new abstract art paintings fit right in with how he manipulates paint.


Stephen paints wet over wet, and then squeegees the top surface to reveal different parts of the surface. What I love about these abstract paintings is the deep, rich tonality and the structure of the two panels together that creates a three-dimensional book feel to it. The paintings are very meditative, and Stephen uses a real intelligence to make something out of accident.