About the Artist
Stevon Lucero has been painting for over forty years. Since childhood, he has experienced lucid dreams and visions and ventured more then once into separate realities. Through these revelations and studies of metaphysical, philosophical, and historical media, he has been guided to create two unique art forms: Metarealism and Neo-Precolumbian Aztec art. In 1968, he developed "Metaphysical Fantastic Realism" which later evolved into what he now calls "Metarealism". The following is his definition of that form: "Metarealism is the externalization of interior realities that are transformed into visual mystic metaphors via the process of the philosophic state which I call polar synthesis. The paintings are neither reflections of the conscious, as in realism, nor the subconscious, as in surrealism. They are instead a visual syntheses, symbolizing the spiritual continuum to which they owe their existence and lies at the center of their being. (All being, for that matter!) Their being being therefore the personification of thought realities. Thought Forms ... as it were. And it does, you know." (Copyright 1977)
Stevon has presented his Metarealism in many one-man shows throughout the United States. In 1996 he was recognized by the Museo de las Americas in Colorado with a one man show, where he presented more than 58 paintings, called "Stevon Lucero's Metarealism." In 1984, he developed "Neo-Precolumbian Art". Proud of ancient ancestry, he re-visions images of Pre-Columbian Mexico into new vibrant paintings of power and depth, which to modern eyes are dead and have no meaning, and recreates them, giving them new meaning without violating the spirit of their original creators. Lucero's intent is not to exploit these images but to evolve them, just as most Latino's whose heritage goes back to ancient Mexico perceives they as evolved from what they once were. A visiting Medicine Man from Mexico known as Tlacaelel (whose expertise include reading original codex images) declared upon seeing "Sacred Tree" that Stevon was one of the few artists on this planet who painted with true spirit vision.
1978 was also the year that he began working on mural projects. Since then, he has become an accomplished muralist. In 1992 he painted the "Tlateco Market" diorama for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Colorado. This diorama was an important and visually stunning part of the exhibit entitled "Aztec: The World of Montezuma". Stevon has produced an impressive body of work of over 1,800 paintings. These paintings are included in the private collections of numerous individuals both famous and otherwise, as well as many businesses throughout the world. He and his art, visions and philosophies have been the topic of many newspapers, magazine, television, film, and video interviews produced domestically and internationally. He is much sought after as a lecturer, with many of these lectures being recorded for posterity by various institutions, such as Harvard and Columbia University. Stevon Lucero is on a spiritual journey. More than a visual artist he is in truth, a philosopher artist. Each painting reflects a metaphor of his own internal dialogue between himself and God. Each piece tells a story, a story in which the ultimate intent and value lies in the future when people will have a greater understanding and appreciation for true spiritual art.