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Stephen D'Onofrio

Stephen D'Onofrio

Stephen D’Onofrio is a contemporary visual artist, focused in painting. D'Onofrio's work is characterized by an interest in the home decor market, the mass commodification of art, and the generic visual language that accompanies commercial design. Stephen received his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2016, and continues to practice in his South Side studio, showing his work nationwide.

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D'Onofrio's work explores the visual language that accompanies mainstream consumer design markets. Often focusing on home decor products, the mass commodification of art, and a generic graphic design style. The work takes into consideration the idea of painting being used as ornament, with stock subjects (landscape, still life, portraiture,) and basic patterns becoming knickknacks. D'Onofrio distills, consolidates, and appropriates the overwhelming amount of this aesthetic so that, rather than fight or overtly criticize the inherent banality of this aesthetic, he embraces the imagery with formal consideration so the work can, in turn, become a critique of the subject it is representing.

Stephen D'Onofrio

Bricks

$ 2,900.00

DESCRIPTION 48x71", 2016, acrylic on canvas This collection of work by Stephen D’Onofrio explores mainstream consumer design markets, but remains self aware of the tropes they are portraying. Appropriating decor textile,...

Stephen D'Onofrio

Flower Portrait

$ 2,500.00

DESCRIPTION 52x56", 2016, acrylic on canvas This collection of work by Stephen D’Onofrio explores mainstream consumer design markets, but remains self aware of the tropes they are portraying. Appropriating decor textile,...

Stephen D'Onofrio

Fruit Bowl

$ 2,300.00

DESCRIPTION 42x60", 2016, acrylic on canvas This collection of work by Stephen D’Onofrio explores mainstream consumer design markets, but remains self aware of the tropes they are portraying. Appropriating decor textile,...

Stephen D'Onofrio

Lemon Basil

$ 3,000.00

DESCRIPTION 54x68", 2016, acrylic on canvas This collection of work by Stephen D’Onofrio explores mainstream consumer design markets, but remains self aware of the tropes they are portraying. Appropriating decor textile,...

Stephen D'Onofrio

Muscle Man

$ 2,500.00

DESCRIPTION 54x54", 2016, acrylic on canvas This collection of work by Stephen D’Onofrio explores mainstream consumer design markets, but remains self aware of the tropes they are portraying. Appropriating decor textile,...

Stephen D'Onofrio

Petals

$ 2,300.00

DESCRIPTION 60x40", 2016, acrylic on canvas This collection of work by Stephen D’Onofrio explores mainstream consumer design markets, but remains self aware of the tropes they are portraying. Appropriating decor textile,...

Stephen D'Onofrio

Petals II

$ 2,200.00

DESCRIPTION 49x36", 2016, acrylic on canvas This collection of work by Stephen D’Onofrio explores mainstream consumer design markets, but remains self aware of the tropes they are portraying. Appropriating decor textile,...

Stephen D'Onofrio

Petals III

$ 2,200.00

DESCRIPTION 60x40" | acrylic on canvas | 2016 This collection of work by Stephen D’Onofrio explores mainstream consumer design markets, but remains self aware of the tropes they are portraying....

Stephen D'Onofrio

Petals on Pillow

$ 2,200.00

DESCRIPTION 39x44", 2016, acrylic on canvas This collection of work by Stephen D’Onofrio explores mainstream consumer design markets, but remains self aware of the tropes they are portraying. Appropriating decor textile,...

Stephen D'Onofrio

Spill

$ 2,000.00

DESCRIPTION 36x36", 2016, acrylic on canvas This collection of work by Stephen D’Onofrio explores mainstream consumer design markets, but remains self aware of the tropes they are portraying. Appropriating decor textile,...

Stephen D'Onofrio

Still Life

$ 2,000.00

DESCRIPTION 36x36", 2016, acrylic on canvas This collection of work by Stephen D’Onofrio explores mainstream consumer design markets, but remains self aware of the tropes they are portraying. Appropriating decor textile,...