Jorge Stever, born in Germany in 1940, is known for his works in the Abstraction, Realism, and Minimalism styles. He describes himself as a researcher, as opposed to simply a painter, creating a language that penetrates the depth of painting conceptually, blurring the boundaries between painting, drawing, graphics, and sculpture.
Over his career, Stever has moved from originally employing warm, vibrant colors, into a period of preferring monochromatic whites, grays, and blacks; eventually adding depth to his works by utilizing shadows and textural overlays. Stever is known for revisiting elements of his paintings that were forgotten, renewing the works with verve and technical mastery.
During recent years, Stever presents the viewer with an ambiguity between figuration and abstraction: using a palette of white, grey, black or dark red monochromes, his works are composed of circles, spots, lines, creating an embossed appearance on the surface of the fabric.
The artist, who avoids the currents and fashions of the moment, has had numerous exhibitions, both individual and collective around the world: in Germany, the United States, Sweden, England, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Holland, Belgium, France, Finland, India, Mexico, Israel, Turkey, Colombia and Venezuela.