Genre - Contemporary North European Sacred Geometry and Mandala Art.
21st Century Sun Disc Paintings and other inspired works of art.
The Star Makers - Painting the unspoken
These paintings have such an ethereal beauty that they are like seeing music forming in air with each of these patterns having its own rhythm, cadence and tone. Echoing the technical perfection of Celtic and Persian ornamental design and the mystical directive of the sacred mandala, Stephen Meakin's paintings celebrate that sensation of completeness, the feeling of 'oneness' with all things. Just like nomadic tribes you can see that he uses geometry as the archetypal language of creation and just like all Star Maker's from his lineage, he is dancing in the field of infinite symmetries. This work is an adult exploration in to 'prettiness' presented as beautifully crafted Artworks with the luminescent and transcendent intimations of a much more ancient craft.
“Here is one of the rare breed of contemporary artists, humble enough to acknowledge that he works for a genius that far surpasses him. Indeed he works for the genius that created him. At last we have work that transmits the intelligent intuitions of the original artist”. GT
Artist Stephen Meakin lives in Lewes, East Sussex. This small town rests in the valley of the River Ouse in the South Downs National Park. On this website you can see many of his exquisite paintings that explore our world-view through the universal language of geometry (earth-measure). These inspired paintings explore ancient knowledge and universal patterns and the archetypes that can be found all over the world in ancient art and temple architecture as an expression of unity in diversity and the holistic arts of none-duality.
The Art of Stephen Meakin is inspired by system of geometric structures and bio-morphic forms involving the mathematics of space and time. The History of Geometry is peppered with what could described as circular 'spiritual' or 'religious' art and architecture. Take a look at Sacred places such as The Merry Maidens in Cornwall or at the illuminated Sacred Art of The Lindisfarne Gospels and the West Rose at Chartres Cathedral. Stephen Meakin draws inspiration through cross cultural research including the Sacred Mandala of Tibet and the stunning Shamsa paintings of Persia.
The theory and practice of this kind of artwork can open your mind to the bigger picture of what it means to be human at this time in history. Stephen Meakin has accumulated knowledge drawn from the rich and fertile soils of cross-culture understanding and inter-faith research. Sacred Geometry, Shamsa and Global Mandala Arts, once experienced and understood, help us to connect to the vastness of space and the extraordinary beauty in our creation. Evolved out of apparent chaos these paintings can remind us of something other...the fact that we are all related.
"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. "
Made in England