David StoupakisJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 07 Mar 2007
David Stoupakis is internationally recognized for his eerie portraits of beings that appear wise beyond their years and have a certain knowledge of something past. Inspired by strong and damaged children who demand answers to questions no one hears, the self-taught artist adds haunting imagery and grim fairytale-like elements to his work. Described in the press as "a meld between Alice in Wonderland and The Exorcist," Stoupakis' paintings draw the viewer into a scene centuries old where childhood innocence juxtaposes macabre surroundings to produce images not of this world.
Photos courtesy of the gallery
Annie Crowninshield admires a stigmata arm sculpture by Frank Ippolito
Van Arno, Maura McCoy, Anthony Ausgang
David Stoupakis and Aprella
Nicole Frank and Chantal Menard
Jill, Savanna Snow, Natalia Fabia, and Jan Corey Helford
Geoff Gersh being interviewed
"Little Miss Lily Pad"
"My Daemon and Me"
"One Goat's Story"
"The Girl Who War Worms"
"The Heaviest Burden"
"The Tea Party"
"The Ties That Bind"
See also www.coreyhelfordgallery.com and www.davidstoupakis.com.