Grant Stoops paintings are a translation across many mediums. Molding a cast of characters through clay, Stoops photographs his muses setting scenes that are then digitally composed into diorama like spaces. The combination of these mediums are the basis for his paintings which erode all obvious reference to reality while creating an alternate world in high detail. His characters call to mind universal mythologies from universes of illusionistic space and at times trigger our innate empathy to human forms to create unintended and surprising narratives.
Stoops received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York and recently had his solo show debut at Kustera Projects in Brooklyn. He is a Rema HortMann Foundation nominee.