Stephen Selzler is a fine artist / designer with a focus on automotive culture, concours events, and motorsport. He operates his studio out of Dallas, Texas, USA.
Background & Influences
Raised as an aspiring automotive designer, Stephen has spent the past decade as a practicing graphic designer and brand strategist, serving various luxury and aspirational brands across North America. Stephen’s influences come from a small variety of particular artists and designers from the American midcentury, pop, and postmodern movements to make up his stylistic repertoire. Notable influences include: Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Keith Haring, Norman Rockwell, Art Fitzpatrick, Frank Lloyd Wright, Wayne Thiebaud, Anselm Kiefer, Syd Mead, and Saul Bass.
Alumnus: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Baltimore, Maryland — BFA, 2008.
Focus on Motoring
"We’re a lot like our cars. In a way, I think it’s similar to how pets tend to reflect the personalities and likeness of their owners. They say a lot about what kind of person we are, and what/who we aspire to be; whether we’re intense or easy going, ambitious or cautious, friendly or aggressive, and everything in between. The automobile is perhaps the only human invention that mirrors the unique traits of every man, woman, and child with arresting accuracy. It’s poetic, really.
"Much of my automotive work seeks to capture that relationship, the one between man and machine. Whether it’s a group of gawking observers attending a ritzy concours event, or an intimate moment of a father showing his young daughter the curiosities of a gated dogleg shifter, these moments celebrate the uniqueness our automobiles bring out in each of us."