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Stephen Basso Art

American, b. 1953
Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic yet thought provoking fables. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagination wry wit and fearless color. Mr. Basso's works evoke a high level of inquiry. The fanciful yet keenly observed characters are unpredictable and evocative. The viewer vacillates between surprised delight and consternation, A Brooklyn native much of Basso's art has been inspired by travel to Jamaica Puerto Rico and in particular Mexico blended with is urban New York experience. By in large Basso is self taught ( after initially attending the School of Visual Arts for illustration he came to the conclusion painting was more engaging ) Seeking emotional honesty he has looked to the work of several mentors notably Max Beckmann Willem de Kooning Goya Marsden Hartley and Albert Pinkham Ryder to name a few...artists that speak to the human condition
(Biography provided by Tabla Rasa Gallery)
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Artist: Stephen Basso
Trash Talk, seated shirtless male figure parrots & cat yellow & warm green color
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Recent oil on linen canvas mounted on cradled wood panel signed and dated on reverse. Part of an ongoing series by the artist in his humorous observation of humans and their pets
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

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Oil, Linen, Wood Panel

Release, female figure on cliff colorful birds in flight dreamlike imagery
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An oil on canvas from 2017 depicting a young lone woman standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking a deep green sea. She lifts her dress releasing hundreds of colorful birds into a ...
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2010s Surrealist Stephen Basso Art

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Oil, Canvas

Bluebird Spring garden setting large female figure soft warm Grey violet yellow
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is an oil painting on jute canvas mounted on a cradled wood board. It is signed and dated by the artist on reverse. The texture is rough yet dense with a strong balance of light...
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

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Jute, Wood, Oil, Canvas

Bird Trainers seated male standing female figure white tropical bird hot color
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Surrealistic, stylized magic realism oil painting of oversize bird and 2 people
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

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Canvas, Oil

The Yellow Bouquet seated female figure with flowers soft yellow and pink
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Seated woman in a pink suit strong yet warm color consistent with the artist's palette. It is painted on jute a coarse type of burlap mounted on a cradled wood board . Framing recomm...
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

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Wood, Oil, Jute

Strong Champagne . Humorous interior fantasy w red sofa
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is a soft pastel on toned archival paper suitable for framing under glass . The artist has signed and dated the work on the bottom right.
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2010s American Modern Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Pastel

Valentine Couple older tattooed man and woman valentine love theme warm color
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is a recently completed oil painting created for valentines day. It is painted on linen canvas mounted on a cradled wood panel. Framing suggested but not required. It is signed...
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2010s American Modern Stephen Basso Art

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Wood, Oil, Linen

Handbag Twist single female figure with handbags humorous theme soft colors
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel on toned archival sanded paper with border suitable for framing under glass. Signed and dated on bottom left hand corner
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2010s Feminist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Shady Lady seated female figure warm pastel autumn tones sunglass fashion
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is a soft pastel painting on tones sanded archival paper signed and dated by the artist. It is suitable for framing under glass to protect the pastel medium. The work is part of...
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2010s Contemporary Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Pastel

Mermaid Reflections imaginative fantasy of women, mirror warm inviting color
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This work is part of an ongoing series of Mermaid by the artist. It is oil paint on linen mounted on wood panel with wooden bars suitable for hanging without framing unless desired. ...
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2010s Post-Modern Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Wood, Oil, Linen

Masked Woman soft green and black colors touch of crimson
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is a soft pastel on toned archival paper signed on bottom left. It depicts a masked Woman in a courtyard during a masquerade event. Note the jeweled necklace and scar on her upp...
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Early 2000s Other Art Style Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Pastel

Bread and Cabbage Nude food and seated nude female figure warm earth tones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel on toned archival sanded paper signed and dated bottom right corner. One of many pastel nudes by the artist who has done extensive work in the medium in addition to his o...
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

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Archival Paper, Pastel

Red Sofa seated female figure with cat and pillows dominant red color
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This painting of a seated woman with her cat is an early work by the artist. It has been held by the artist, exhibited only twice in the 36 years since its creation and is on excelle...
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1980s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

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Oil, Canvas

Looking South. NYC urban landscape Part Mexico city landscape melded together
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is an experimental work by the artist combining two different city landscapes. It was created after the artist's return to New York after visiting Mexico
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1990s American Modern Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Shore Leave Mermaid mythical siren in beach setting bright colors
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is part of an ongoing series of mermaids a subject that has interested the artist for years. He is consistently searching for contemporary observations on a mythical subject tha...
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2010s Feminist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Pastel

mr. c and gladys, bright colorful man and dog
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
Category

2010s American Modern Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Lighter than Air large monochromatic charcoal female figure w birds warm Grey
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large charcoal drawing on Grey archival paper signed and dated bottom left. An unusual departure for the artist who generally works in color. Suitable for framing under glass. The ...
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2010s Feminist Stephen Basso Art

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Archival Paper, Charcoal

Pastry chef food cooking theme sweet color figure resembles delicious cakes
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This painting is inspires by the painting of chaim soutine pastry chefs.
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Oil, Board

Spotlight, seated female figure with plants warm and cool green combinations
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is an oil on linen painting signed and dated on reverse.
Category

2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Linen, Oil

Sandwich boy food related theme dark muted color
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This painting was done on cradled wood board signed and dated on back. The rough texture is achieved by adding an pumice like material to the painting ground. It is a companion work ...
Category

2010s American Modern Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Oil, Board

Resistance, strong female figure with trees warm green and yellow colors
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is part on an ongoing series of works by the artist depicting strong allegorical women in various landscapes. The painting is oil on linen canvas signed on reverse
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2010s Feminist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Linen, Oil

Toucan Whisperers male female figures with toucan humorous undertones soft color
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This soft pastel on toned heavyweight sanded paper is part of an ongoing series by the artist depicting human animal interactions. It is signed and dated on bottom right corner
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Tower of Slumber fantasy male and female figures engaged in Hercularian feats.
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This painting is one of various works by the artist depicting narratives in a narrow vertical format primarily influenced by the works of the German artist Max Beckmann . It is a lar...
Category

2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Linen, Oil

Figure in White. Seated while suited male Figure on couch black and white tones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is a soft pastel on archival black toned paper signed and dated by the artist on the bottom right corner. This work requires framing under glass for long term preservation.
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

the waiting room, colorful narrative w 4 women and a little boy
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
large scale colorful Oil on canvas narrative painting of little boy surrounded by four ethnically diverse women in formal evening gowns.
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Stickball Team sports related group male figures earth and red colors
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The painting hardens back to the artist's memory of stickball played on YYC streets. The rough texture is created by pumice like material mixed with the primer. It is on wood signed ...
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

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Wood, Oil

A Foregone Conclusion large colorful triptych-like seafood still life lobster
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This triptych-like lobster still life is only one of four paintings in this format by the artist. It is not a true triptych, as it is one large single canvas with three distinct imag...
Category

1990s Modern Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Tower of Glamour fanciful still life hats mirror and colorful sunglasses
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pastel is part of an ongoing series referred to restless still life in which the artist embodies inanimate objects with a life of their own. It is signed and dated on the bottom...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Spring Cleaning large female figure two smaller male figures humorous undertones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With elements of surrealism and fantasy, this is a soft pastel painting on toned archival paper. It is part of an ongoing series of work by the artist depicting humorous observations...
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Iron Chef male figure kitchen interior soft earth tones dark humor
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is a pastel painting done on toned archival paper. The title is taken from an old food network show. The artists sardonic humor is well illustrated in this work. A truly one of ...
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2010s Other Art Style Stephen Basso Art

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Pastel, Archival Paper

Hitchhikers, turtle & boys children soft dreamy green colors bamboo
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Imaginary story, fable or fairy tale-like narrative of young boys hitchhiking on the back of a turtle
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Linen, Oil

The One That Got Away. Smoking man in antique bathtub soft green tones humorous
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is an oil on wood painting. There is a rough stipple texture to this work achieved by mixing a pumice like compound into the primer. The work is consistent with the artists humo...
Category

Early 2000s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Wood, Oil

cold snap, strange character dressed for winter, red coat
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on wood
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Wood, Oil

erotica al fresco, narrative architectural fantasy w female nudes
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pastel on toned paper
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2010s Surrealist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Paper, Pastel

The Boxer. Humorous nature encounter seaside w lobster, soft muted colors
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on cradled board. Signed and dated on back. Part of an ongoing series of man vs beast by the artist
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2010s American Modern Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Three Graces with Pearls, multi-cultural nude women, modern classical theme
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pastel on paper this is a modern interpretation of the thee Graces
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2010s Contemporary Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Paper, Pastel

Yemaya Desembarcar, colorful mythic woman in ocean seascape at beach
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large mythic seascape painting of woman in blue evening gown at the beach Mr. Basso's work is known for ironic, fantastic, and clever narrative elem...
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2010s Surrealist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

cry in the wilderness a little girl consumed by grief
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel on toned paper signed and dated by the artist depicting a small child being carried by relatives at what appears to be a funeral parlor.
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Early 2000s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

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Pastel, Archival Paper

Blue Period artist as subject humorous observation coll blue and Grey tones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel on archival toned paper signed and dated top left. Part of an ongoing series by the artist of artist and model subject matter
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Pastel

the greco roman question, figure with classical statues, greens, earth tones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas, humorous depiction of a woman with classical artwork
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Lifeboat nautical sea fable soft blue color sailing theme male female figures
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The quirky humor in this painting speaks for itself
Category

2010s Contemporary Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Linen, Oil

Caribbean Mermaid soft tropical color Mermaid and angel fish mythical subject
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel on toned sanded archival paper suitable for framing under glass. Signed and dated bottom. Part of an ongoing series of mermaids by the artist
Category

2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Carousel humorous dreamlike narrative story expressive human condition greys
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel and charcoal on toned archival toned paper signed and dated bottom left . On view at the table Rasa Gallery in Brooklyn NY.
Category

2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Birdie Mae Sings the Blues surreal music birds saxophone trumpet autumn colors
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of a series of recent pastels by the artist this pastel is mounted on archival foam board suitable for framing
Category

2010s Contemporary Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Cardinal Rule surreal mythological narrative birds tree autumn color humor
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel on toned heavyweight paper signed and dated bottom. Part of an ongoing series by the artist depicting humans and birds and various other creatures.
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Wet Kiss colorful mermaid warm humorous subject matter tropical color
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel on toned sanded archival paper suitable for framing under glass. Signed and dated bottom right.. Part of an ongoing series of mermaid themes by the artist
Category

2010s Post-Modern Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Pastel

South Brooklyn Lion Tamer female figure with stone lions soft red background
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil paint on wood .the surface has been primed with gesso mixed with an acrylic like pumice to give the surface a textured look. Colorful, Signed on reverse.
Category

2010s Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Wood, Oil

Strongman and Fire eater circus, coney island influences colorful carnival
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on board mounted on a wooden frame suitable for immediate hanging. The board has been primed with an acrylic pumice gel giving the surface a rough texture visible from the photo...
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Brass

Dance Partners nude female subject with rose bouquet surreal expressive format
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel on red toned heavyweight archival paper signed and dated bottom. Part of an ongoing series by the artist of women with floral bouquets. Framing under glass is necessary f...
Category

2010s Surrealist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Artist and Model humorous interpretation of the traditional subject muted color
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel on toned sanded heavyweight archival paper suitable for framing under glass signed and dated bottom left. Part of the artists series on the artist and Model subject prima...
Category

2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Song & Dance Mermaids entertaining sirens soft sunny pastel colors joyful dance
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel on archival toned paper signed and dated bottom right corner. Mounted on archival foam board for suitable framing. Part on an ongoing series of Mermaids by the artist.
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2010s Outsider Art Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Energy Saving Nudes multiple female Nude figures humorous overtones soft colors
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft pastel on toned on toned Archival heavyweight paper.signed and dated on.bottom. part on an ongoing series by the artist Nudes With Attitude .
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Power Couple romantic couple subject soft warm pastel color blue gray tones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pastel on toned archival paper signed and dated bottom left. Portrait of a couple with much history between them. Mounted on archival foam board for future framing options
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2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Pastel

bathers (the kiss), female nude figures indoor pool green grey tones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
female bathers by visionary artist Stephen Basso
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Early 2000s Fauvist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

gravesend, oler woman w city scape window yellow tones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pastel on toned paper *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive ...
Category

2010s American Modern Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Paper, Pastel

headwind, female figure w beach umbrella beach blue ocean sand
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas
Category

2010s American Modern Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Melodramatic Breakup romantic couple theme human drama humorous undertones
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas signed on reverse. Heavy duty stretcher ready for display
Category

Early 2000s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Acquisition female figure with bird sculpture warm earth tones flash of red
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on linen canvas signed and dated on reverse
Category

2010s Expressionist Stephen Basso Art

Materials

Oil, Linen

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