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Stephen Najda: Recreating the Human Form in its Myriad Complexity.

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  • April 18, 2019

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Stephen Najda, Carn Bhac From Clen, Ey Cairngorms, Oil on Canvas, 16'' x 18''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Stephen Najda in A Rich Spring Profusion. The exhibition opens April 18 and runs through May 8, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist

Stephen Najda explores the human form in all its complexity and from a multitude of perspectives that range from the classical figure to the abstract while creating a juxtaposition of vivid color, delineating line, intriguing forms, and fluid brush strokes. Many of Najda’s paintings, at first, appear impenetrable but ambiguity is the essence of his work; a voyage of discovery and an exploration of the primitive-self while exploring the boundaries between imagination and the subconscious, produce an abstraction of thought. Najda calls this elemental art ‘quantism’.

Najda's work leads the viewer into a mysterious, sparse landscape with ambiguous human forms; creating tension that provokes a wide range of humanistic, scientific, philosophical, and intellectual questions which Najda describes as 'painting the unknown.

On this occasion, at the Agora Gallery, Najda exhibits his work on the Scottish landscape. The powerful and expressive landscape paintings are as enigmatic and individualistic as the artist himself. Najda paints immersed ‘in’ the wild and dramatic Scottish landscape ‘en plein air’ in all weathers, often high in the mountains or exposed to full Atlantic gales, capturing the savage beauty of the land and sea.

Stephen Najda, Dark Clouds Over Totterish Ridge, Oil on Canvas, 16'' x 18''

Najda was born in Glasgow, Scotland and currently spend his time between both Poland and Scotland. Often described as a ‘Renaissance Man,’ Najda is a polymath in the sciences, literature, and the arts. Najda’s exploration of creative development encompasses mediums that span from painting and drawing to photography, sculpture, and video'.

Exhibition Dates: April 18 – May 8, 2019

Reception: Thursday, April 18, 2019 6-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

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Featured Artists:

MaskOfWorro | Emanuele Biagioni | Deana Evstefeeva | Lillian Gray | William Ingham | Becky Sungja Kim | Hwajin Lee | Stephen Najda | Seo | Sheetal Shaw | Catherine Timotei | Diego Velez | Anna Weichert

About the Exhibition

Filled with the energy and vitality of spring, A Rich Spring Profusion includes the work of 13 artists working across a range of mediums. Bright colors, natural landscapes and abstract forms awaken new life in the viewer as they tackle a mix of personal and universal themes. From animal-like sculpture to mist-covered city streets, the work infuses the viewer with a sense of discovery, not unlike the first day of a new season.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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