He held their gaze

He held their gaze, acrylic paint with handmade paper collage and mirrors on hardboard panel, 36" x 36", 2013

Bill Stamats is a Cedar Rapids-based artist who exhibits actively in Iowa and beyond when he is not working his day job as Vice President, Business Development at Stamats Communications, Inc.  Mr. Stamats's work was most recently included in "Some Assembly Required: Collage and Assemblage" at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.  He received his BFA from Pratt Institute in New York, his MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his MFA from the University of Iowa.  Mr. Stamats currently serves as a commissioner on the City of Cedar Rapids Visual Arts Commission and is a member of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Board of Directors.  His work can be found in the collections of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and the University of Iowa.

"That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need, which springs from the soul." --Wassily Kandinsky

"I see my work as a continuous flow of images, shapes, marks, and patterns built from years of creating a visual vocabulary that resonates with me from within. It is tied to nature, which is also a continuous visual flow of images, shapes, marks, and patterns. All the forces and particles of nature are one, just different ripples in the ocean of consciousness. I find that the more tangential the imagery, the more it becomes metaphorical and open to the viewer's own interpretation. My desire is that the viewer's interpretation of my artwork relates on a level that connects the viewer to nature and to a spiritual sensibility that is innate." --Bill Stamats

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