Evan Steenson is an emerging Canadian conceptual artist who works in digital media. He is a member of the 1313 Gallery, a member of the Etobicoke Arts and Lakeshore Arts Community Arts Councils and The Toronto Neighbourhood Arts Network. and lives and works in Toronto.
Avoiding formalism and representation, Evan’s compositions present us with a renegotiation of the art-as-object versus art-as-image discourse. Often presented in series, each individual composition becomes an integral component in the larger concept. As such, these works pose new questions around what it means to create and display a visual concept.
The visual presentation of Evans concepts oscillates from the bright, utopian forms of geometric abstraction to the meta-modern, reconfigured and hypermodified forms of our post millennial culture.
Evan works with a variety of broadly accessible design software, appropriating and repurposing commercial tools as creative media. In doing so, his compositions point to the literal and conceptual boundaries of “new” media, as well as its inherent possibilities.
My body of work to date invites a review, reinterpretation, and re-questioning of the axioms of visual abstraction through the most important social lens of the twenty-first century – the computer monitor.
Conceptual art series, January - April 2013. By Toronto artist Evan Steenson....
Abstract art series.
September to November 2012.
Artist: Evan Steenson,...