If one were to classify the work of Stephen McNeely it might be something like, ‘surrealist-goth-phycedelic-erotic-pointalist-metal-drawings.’ The work of the LA-based artist is hard to pin down, but it certainly provokes some interesting feelings in a viewer. Equal parts morbid and humorous, McNelly’s work offers a kind of throw-back nostalgia to old skate culture, but expands into oddly beautiful realms of mysticism and personal expression.
As part of Madre’s exhibition in Oaxaca for this year’s Day of the Dead celebrations, “Los Muertos Nuevos” includes new work by Stephen. We sat down with him before the show opened to ask some questions about his new work.
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