Aaron Stansberry, born 1978 in Portland, is an acclaimed multidisciplinary artist from the Pacific Northwest. His most recent works come in mixed medium, including calligraphic and abstract paintings, and landscape photography.
Aaron’s unique calligraphy style dates back to his earliest memories of learning how to write, inspired by the long looping letters and fluidity of his parents’ signatures. Passion for music, poetry, graffiti, and typography has given rise to Aaron’s current series of multi-layered calligraphic paintings. The series captures the curiosity of his viewers by inscribing, in layer after layer of oil and wax, the words that have impacted his life.
Known for his minimalistic expression in his abstract work, reflecting the years he has spent near the Pacific Coast, his monochromatic palette of blacks, whites, and blues gives a sense of calmness in the chaos. He primarily uses palette knives instead of brushes, which adds depth to his work.