Arkane Art draws upon aesthetics of abstraction and deconstruction, symbolism and archetype to explore alternate perspectives and new ways of seeing. Established by Stephen Kane as a contemporary artistic practice, Arkane Art is an independent creative studio, integrating the disciplines of Art and Design.
Lightscapes is an ongoing project creating spectacular landscapes of light. Multiple series investigate abstraction through the modulation of artificial light sources by optical technologies. Utilising in-camera effects and post-photographic digital manipulation, each series explores sensory perception, pattern recognition and gestalt theory. Artworks include: Flow, Vivid, Glow, Flare, Shift and Pulse Series.
STEPHEN KANE - EXPERIENCE:
Stephen organised and participated in a collaborative exhibition curated around the thematic genre of Abstraction during June 2019. Edge Of Abstraction was the inaugural event for a new exhibition space in Marrickville, Sydney. Unveiled at the show was the new Flow series as part of his ongoing Lightscapes Project. Stephen's artwork was selected for participation in The Exhibition Project at Sydney City Recital Hall from October through November 2018, featuring: Vivid, Glow, Flare, Shift and Pulse Series. Artworks were previously shown in The Other Art Fair Sydney in both March 2018 and October 2017. Stephen’s first solo exhibition opened in Gaffa Gallery Sydney during July 2017. He also exhibited at Singapore Contemporary Art Fair in January 2017 and his first exhibition as an emerging artist was The Other Art Fair Sydney in October 2016. Stephen’s artwork features in international private collections, including: Australia, South East Asia, The United Kingdom and Europe.
Edge Of Abstraction show 15 - 29 June 2019
The Exhibition Project 04 Oct - 30 Nov 2018
The Other Art Fair Sydney 22 - 25 Mar 2018
The Other Art Fair Sydney 26 - 29 Oct 2017
Gaffa Gallery Sydney CBD 06 - 17 July 2017
Singapore Contemporary 19 - 22 Jan 2017
The Other Art Fair Sydney 27 - 30 Oct 2016
Professional experience includes an extensive design career involving: Creative Direction, Art Direction, Studio Management, User Experience, Digital Design, Graphic Design and Brand Design.
Stephen’s resume demonstrates senior roles with prominent design studios and digital publishers including: Telstra Media, Fairfax, Ninemsn and Sapient Australia. Major clients included: BigPond Movies, Telstra Mail, SkyNews, Sydney Morning Herald, The Vine, Good Food, Mitchell Library, Office of National Assessments, Screen Australia, Lowy Institute, National Nine News, Platform Nine, ACP Magazines, Virgin Radio and Virgin Digital.