Gareth Stehr is a multi-faceted artist and here at Grey, one facet is shown in his painterly expertise.
Hailing from Norfolk Island growing up in Howick, Auckland New Zealand. Gareth then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a professional skateboarder. In Los Angeles, he began showing at local galleries and developing his style as a fine artist. Exhibiting in New Zealand and across the globe. First solo show at Grey in 2021 during the lockdown, inevitably an online exhibition only.
Gareth Stehr expresses “In June 2021 I suffered a serious skateboarding accident which left me dealing with a traumatic brain injury. Creating art was key to his rehabilitation. Each piece made Gareth states "represents my triumphs during this journey and I feel that I am back on top... better than ever. How beautiful and strong the brain is.”
‘The Poetry of Chaos’ is a nice continuation of exploration into the beauty of bold colors expressing the strength of emotion and connecting his theory of experiences. The strong expressions of the human figure, boldly use shapes, lines, and gestures.
The exploration of modern beauty in a digital world, as the representation of form, sculpture, and ideals of the figure. The technique the artist uses is somewhat experimental as it evolves to the artist's ideal of perfection and the artist's signature. Gareth continues to develop his unique style of painting.