VAM 36 | Artist Profile: Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson, Dating Social Media Style, Acrylic/Aquaresin on Canvas, 71 x 97 cm

Meet the artists in VAM 36!

Visual Arts Mississauga 36th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, at the Art Gallery of Mississauga from January 16 – February 22, received 209 entries from across Ontario. Jurors selected 52 artists to be in the show.

Until the end of the exhibition, the AGM blog will feature VAM 36 artists. Learn about the thinking behind the works in the exhibit, and see the works in person at the AGM!

Name: Steve Wilson, sca, cfs
Title of work: Dating Social Media Style
Website | Twitter: | @steves_art

1.         Tell us about your work in VAM 36. Give us an idea of the conceptual framework you used in creating this piece. What inspired it? Why did you choose to use that particular medium? Why that particular perspective, set of colours, subject matter, etc.

The inspiration for this piece is a satirical and humorous look at how we interact with one another in today’s social media environment. It’s a series I’m working on exploring how our society is changing with the new technology we are being bombarded with.

2.         How would you describe your creative process? How has your style changed since you started, and what do you think is the reason behind the change?

I tried to engage the viewer with the content as well as the medium I use, creating dialogue with the viewer and within the social groups. My style has evolved by the use of 3 dimensional elements I add to my pieces creating a work of art that is unique to me.

3.         If time and money were no object, what artistic project would you like to undertake? What about this project fascinates you, and how do you think it will engage the viewer?

Would love to create a very large 3 dimensional piece encompassing our growth of our century, I love to create dialogue with the viewer and the concept of the technologies that we have undergone in the last century would be mind blowing showing the positive and negative effects that we have embraced.

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