Steven Skollar

Painter and artist Steven Skollar has steadily built an international reputation depicting the cast-off toys of the 20th century and marvelous portraits. Working with a technique that might be the envy of a 17th century Dutch master, Skollar takes his superb mastery of that rather somber style and uses it to make witty commentary on the human condition. His paintings are a reflection of our modern life served up with a with a mixture of nostalgia and rapier-sharp wit. Employing the dramatic lighting, deep shadows and dark grounds which were the essence of the Dutch and Flemish schools, the artist renders each subject with such skillful detail that his paintings take on the ambiance of icons. A little dark, a little sinister, with whimsy and humor, these arresting works have the power to both delight and provoke.