30 January 2012
I remember reading a while back that the paintings of Alex Katz were a big influence on the spring collection from Steven Alan. I wasn't familiar with the painter so I set about trying to find out a bit about him. What I discovered are these cheerfully colored painting depicting scenes from what looks like a pretty great summer vacation (despite the melancholy look on the subjects faces). I sort of want to tell everyone, "Cheer up! It's summertime!"
I can definitely see the influence on the colors of the Steven Alan collection although the brighter colored pieces aren't my favorites. I tend to like the muted colors better. But looking at these paintings does make me want to take a summer vacation that includes laying on the beach with friends and rowing in a canoe and wearing pretty much everything from the Steven Alan Collection.
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