Following his two art exhibitions in New York City which unveiled his unique pieces of wood art, Austrian artist Camillo Stepanek coined the new art style Pop Art Nouveau.
Fascinated by the perfect line formed by nature, Camillo Stepanek’s art is based on pushing the boundaries between nature and art, and consequently coming up with something unparalleled and new.
The namePop Art Nouveau is a combination of the two concepts of ‘pop art’ and ‘art nouveau’ (Jugendstil), a self-explanatory notion in itself. This art style reflects upon the fundamental and traditional ideas of “Jugendstill” and combines these with the elements of pop art- this combination is perfectly presented in the simplicity and two-dimensional style of his work. This style of art creates a link between the traditional and the modern, and thus enables the foundation for the establishment of something totally rare and extraordinary.
Pop Art Nouveau sees itself as a decorative art direction which uncovers and further develops the expressive force by using the lines of nature as a source and inspiration for painting. The works of art are found in the forms drawn by nature, a depth which tells the individual the history of the elements.
By highlighting the life lines of the wood,Pop Art Nouveau bonds the bridge between the memory of nature and the way human beings experience emotions. The finished work is intended to influence and inspire the emotions of the beholder and make his day to day life a part of the work of art.