Born and raised in New York City, contemporary artist Baron von Fancy (AKA Gordon Stevenson), constantly strives to push the boundaries of his art and designs, employing boldly expressive lettering, incredibly vivid colors, and a range of materials including fluorescents, glue, dyes, and reactive paint. Capturing poignant phrases in his paintings, works on paper, graphics, multimedia, and even commercial works, the artist seeks to question conventions by infusing his work with elements of street art that inspired him since he was a child.
"Most of the phrases I use are pseudo-clichés, tongue-in-cheek aphorisms that I overhear in my daily life--in conversations, on the subway, on television and radio, or waiting for the walk light to change when someone is talking on their mobile phone. A string of words said by someone I don't know, and who has probably not thought about them, is transformed when I paint them. I give them my personal touch."