Stephane Joannes
Stemming from a long artistic tradition of painting boats — Monet, Turner — Stéphane Joannes makes the traditional subject contemporary with clean lines, a bold rethinking of space, and by removing the subject from its usual context. His large oil on canvas paintings depict solitary cargo ships surrounded by the vast sky and water, but rendered in unusual colors, so that they appear otherworldly and ominous.