'Riders of the Nuclear Tempest'

Width: 48 Height: 60 cms
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Steven Kelso (b. 1965) Greatly effected by aberrant dreams and visions at an early age, Kelso took refuge in the church and his art. First drawing, and then at the age of 12, painting. Art became his overriding passion at the age of 17, while still in high school, Kelso began his life long love affair with oil painting. His first works reflected Apocalyptic themes which seemed to follow the 1980's mindset of a Communist take over. In view of the morbid nature and their lack of commercial success, Kelso enrolled at the IUPUI school of design and engineering where he was suppose to gain a degree. But, the pull of painting and the hassle of the corporate world had him back in the studio full time by 1994. In 1995, Kelso began exhibiting his work professionally. His first solo exhibition , hosted by the Yepikumoy Gallery in Indianapolis, was the largest attended exhibition of that year and received an honorable mention award by Indianapolis based Nuvo Newsweekly. Monumental exhibitions were installed in Indianapolis through 1996 and 1997, which gave the artist unbelievable confidence and exposure, most notably at the Vivaldi Gallery. Patrons began to build and Kelso saw his first international sale in August 1997, through one of the Vivaldi Gallery shows. "Return to Eden", the Jackson Pollock inspired painting sold to a Parisian visiting Indianapolis on holiday. This invaluable beginning opened doors with the Galerie Konrad/Balthazar in Paris, France. In 1999, Kelso traveled to Europe for his first solo exhibition in Paris, France. During the European visit Kelso made the trip to the San Giovanni Batista Cathedral in Turin, Italy where he met with the lead deacon of the cathedral and a presentation and donation was made in honor of the Jubilee 2000 celebration. "The Kingdom Revealed", Kelso's version of the Shroud of Turin was put on permanent collection within the cathedral. The San Giovanni Batista Cathedral is best known for holding the Shroud of Turin, the so-called death shroud of Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, back home in the states, word was starting to spread from a year earlier, when Kelso made his first submissions in New York and began heavy promotional trips to New York's art world. Steven signed with agent Ruthie Tucker in the summer of 1999 for which he has been associated with ever since. The last eight years have been filled with wonderful sales and exposure and is now labeled a "Contemporary Master" by his New York exhibition home in Chelsea, the center of the New York art world with the Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Gallery. Today, Kelso is the author of two books Reflective Souls and Windows of the Soul. These books illustrate his experiences and prophetic visions. His new book Windows of the Soul (2007) is now being promoted with book signings, lectures and interviews.

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