About Steve Baffa

 

AN AMERICAN POP ARTIST

Stephen W. Baffa was born in Ardmore, Pa. on Philadelphia's Main Line. A graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia, though mostly self taught, Stephen now resides in Naples, Florida where he has established himself as a creative alternative force to the mainstream art scene. His work can be found in galleries, fancy 5th Ave. restaurants, popular drinking establishments, elaborate secret man-caves, and private collections.

 

Inspiration

Steve's art is influenced by the Impressionist masters, Frazetta, Warhol, R.Crumb and Frank Miller, as well as the street art of Banksy and Fairy.  Pop culture, Film Noir, literature and rock (and roll!) music. The British Invasion (the Rolling Stones as religion), garage rock and the epic London and New York punk movement of the late '70s. Bladerunner. The Clash. The Cure. The Road (and anything) by Cormac McCarthy. The Rat Pack. DC Comics. Its all in there somewhere...   

I paint things that come to me through a cracked mirror of popular culture, both old and new. Images that remind me of my past and reflect my passions. Images that stare hard at my mind’s eye. My goal is to put that image on canvas, and have it stare back at the viewer. And I want the viewer to feel they are in on the joke, or the story being told. Narrative is important to me in any media. It’s all about the story.
  "I try to take popular cultural icons and boil them down to the essence of that particular icon, or take that accepted icon and twist it, combine it, or mutate it" .      "The Bat Pack"  is a great example of his work hitting all the points.

"I try to take popular cultural icons and boil them down to the essence of that particular icon, or take that accepted icon and twist it, combine it, or mutate it". 

"The Bat Pack" is a great example of his work hitting all the points.