A child of the sixties, Steve was influenced by the popular art of the period, which included Pop Art, Surrealism, Op Art, & Psychedelia. Artists such as Peter Max, Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali and Roy Lichtenstein impressed him with the sheer visual impact of their works. In the first few years following high school (in the early 1980s), his work took on a mix of various styles, including cartoonish figures, geometric backgrounds, sometimes splashy-drippy and sometimes more hard-edge in execution. Although he was unaware of their work at the time, his early artistic pieces have been compared to Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. This artistic surge didn't quite gel and lost its momentum. Steve returned with a more mature approach to his art in the 1990s. He started incorporating more realism and three dimensional space but with a surrealistic edge to it, juxtapositioning imagery with various experimental backgrounds and other elements. The twenty first century found him creating large pieces combining circus and science fiction imagery, sometimes incorporating mechanized lighting behind translucent areas of the canvas. Later that decade, he created his 'East/West Mandala series' with symmetrical images in mirroring and kaleidoscopic arrangements. His current series is a celebration of Abstract Surrealism with dreamlike visions of other-worldly botanical lifeforms.
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