Steven Anton Rehage
Steven Anton Rehage Growing up in South Florida introduced the artist to his greatest inspiration, the ocean. As a young boy, he was fascinated by sunlight- the way it sparkled across the waves like hammered metal or streamed through the branches of trees and danced with the wind and leaves dappling the sand with highlights and shadows. In his recent paintings, the artist blurs the line between reality and a romantic notion of his past. Multiple layers of translucent paint create abstract forms, colors and textures reminiscent of weathered wood, hammered metal or colored gem stones. He travels back and reveals idealized memories of sunlight and summer breezes through atmospheric renderings on wood, paper and canvas.