Steve Oliver's exhibition 'Best Muscle' - currently showing at HOME - Fri 29 Mar 2019 – Sun 26 May 2019 piqued my interest recently.
I've long been fascinated by ordinary places - the unnoticed, the banal, the forgotten - and most usually spaces devoid of human presence.
This work added a new twist: these are images of places that have never existed.
"Steve’s photographic works form the major part of his practice. They are made exclusively in-computer (no cameras) with material sourced from Internet searches. This process unfolds over many months, as the elements are searched out and piloted alongside each other in the emergent compositions." source
|we'll all be laughing....|
|3 hours of gentle night|
|The good archer|
|The ecstasy of candy|
"This is why they must be encountered in the flesh, and lose something vital to their reading when seen through a screen."
Steve was born in Manchester, England in 1981. He received his MA in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2015. He teaches in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, and works out of Rogue Artist Studios CIC.