Genre - Contemporary Sacred Geometry and Mandala Arts.
21st Century Sun Disc Paintings and other inspired works of art.
Stephen Meakin is a Traditional Artist living in Lewes, a small town with a bohemian spirit in East Sussex, England. He is known for his stunning paintings that explore our world-view through the arts and science of pattern making. Just like many ancient cultural traditions, he uses a complex system of geometric structures involving the mathematics of space, time and form. The History of Geometry is full of what could be called spiritual or religious symbols expressed as art and architecture in Sacred Places as diverse as Stonehenge and Angkor Wat or in Sacred Art as seen in The Lindisfarne Gospels, The West Rose Window at Chartres Cathedral or a Mandala.
This is why we call this language Sacred Geometry. Artists inspired by the manifest world create architectonic patterns by learning from Nature. For example, the chambered nautilus grows at a constant rate and so its shell forms a logarithmic spiral to accommodate that growth without changing shape. Honeybees construct hexagonal cells to hold their honey. Venus dances a beautiful pentagon in the skies every eight years demonstrating the cosmic significance of geometry. The genius of Stephen Meakin is his ability to comprehend the vastness of interplanetary space and the simplicity of a forget-me-not flower simultaneously.
The theory and practice of this kind of artwork will open your mind to the bigger picture of what it means to be human at this time in history. Standing on the shoulders of our for-fathers we may see further. Stephen Meakin has accumulated knowledge drawn from the rich and fertile soil of cross-culture understanding. Sacred Geometry, Shamza and Global Mandala Arts, once experienced and understood, help us to connect to the vastness of space and the extraordinary beauty in the creation to which we belong and this is cause for celebration & here expressed as paint on canvas.
"I am often asked where I begin a painting and I start with a dot or in this case the pin prick from my beam compass. The 'point moment' is experienced as the Genesis or Birth. The Secret of Geometry lies in its simplicity and the Sacred of Geometry rests in your heart. You experience the unfolding of pattern in space as something understood and something true as if revealed to you. The potential for design and spacial experimentation is incredible and for many artists, exploring the philosophical and creative potential within this Genre can become a life-times work. "