My name is Dimitri Stevens and I am from Oakland Tn. After receiving my BFA in painting from Memphis College of Art, I remained active in Memphis. I’ve exhibited my work in various group shows in Memphis, Nova Scotia and Charlotte and some of my international clients come from Japan and Taiwan.
This particular piece titled “A Flame” is part of an ongoing series of “Apes” where I use words and color to dictate the mood of a repeated subject. I used one of the LGBT flag colors to set a gender less tone for the piece and gave the piece a homemade Valentine’s Day card feel with tender words and phrases throughout.