Jason Hallman and Stephen Stum, a Pacific Northwest based artist duo, merge talent and vision to create multifaceted sculpture. The couple work in tandem on each piece they create. They find inspiration from patterns in cellular biology and gradients in the natural world. The duo merged their names Stum and Hallman to create Stallman. Creating together, one acts as the right side of the brain and the other the left. This union dissolves the boundaries of what is possible turning the ordinary into extraordinary.
With their latest creation Stallman is pioneering a new technique using paint and canvas as sculpture, naming this body of work Canvas on Edge. They are taking canvas and paint and giving it a creative edge. Now the canvas has the leading role, creating form, highlight and movement, and the results are truly stunning.
The cut edge of the canvas creates an elevated line drawing and when seen at an angle, fields of colour emerge as your perspective to the piece changes. Each length of painted canvas is bonded to itself and to the background creating a rigid structure within the frame. The hue of the painted canvas reflects on the background creating a spectrum of colour. By using reflecting light, pigment and structure they can multiply the hues and tones within each sculpture. Each piece is sealed with an archival varnish that protects it from moisture and UV light.
Take a look at a small sample of their collection below, and for the full range of the stunning creations, and also for enquiries about purchasing one please see their website here.
Flower Of Line
Sketching In Three Dimensions