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Organic Randomness: The Art of Steven Graubart

A mixed media artwork with organic, abstracted shapesUntitled, acrylic and ink on paper

Steven Graubart produces abstract images in a variety of media, blending an eye for pattern with a sense of organic randomness in each piece. The artist’s portfolio covers a wide range of media and colour but maintains a sense of consistency in form. 

A painting made of layers of colour in earth tonesUntitled, acrylic


The artist’s works take the form of multicoloured abstractions, with organic shapes and lines joined together in layers and overlapping constructions. In some works, pure colour and texture covers the entire substrate, with different hues blending together and changing gradually. Steven often uses a thick, heavy application of paint, creating an extra dimension of tactility in his works. Occasionally, there’s the appearance of different media in different sections of the same canvas, so it’s as if one is viewing the same composition through different lenses, across different quadrants of the artwork as a whole. 

A screen capture of Steven Graubart's art portfolio


The curved, natural feel of the artist’s lines and shapes create shapes and, once in a while, suggestions of figures that wink out of existence just as quickly as they’re spotted.

A painting made with layers of thick acrylicUntitled, acrylic

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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