Visual Art & Design

Steve Starr: Lennox Street Open Studio

NSW, AUSTRALIA

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Sep | 7 hours Lennox Street Studios
SHOW IS RATED: G

The most important thing about my work is my unflinching interrogation of the human body as a site of identity, gender, sexuality, body positivity and our relationships with the nonhuman environment and our past. The Lennox Street Open Day for the Sydney Fringe Festival will see works form various phases of my practice exhibited and available for collectors.

Steve Starr’s primary focus is on digital collage, photography and painting and his practice now extends to sculptural installations.

In addition to his art practice, Steve is a published author, curator and heritage specialist with over 20 years experience in the arts and cultural sector.

Stephen has published many books, essays and web exhibitions on Australian art, photography and social history.

Steve was educated at East Sydney Technical College, The University of Sydney, University of the Arts London and UNSW: Art & Design. He currently lives in Elizabeth Bay NSW.

Starr’s practice primary focus is on human experience, the body positive, sexuality and gender identification, relationships and connections.

Starr’s medium is printmaking, photography, painting on paper and canvas. I engage with traditional print making techniques like screen printing and intaglio prints in digital manipulation and printing technologies.

Starr notes that :

‘The most important thing about my work is my unflinching interrogation of the human body as a site of identity, gender, sexuality, body positivity and our relationships with the nonhuman environment and our past.

I am inspired by printmakers such as Nathalie LL, Andy Warhol, abstraction painters such as Mark Rothko and Martin Kippenberger, musicians such as David Bowie, Lou Reed and Anton Newcombe, figuration of Pat and Richard Larter and the photography of Cindy Sherman and Nadia Maria.

I was drawn to marking art from my natural inclination to visual language, from my training as a lithographic print maker and a congenital need to be creative. I am currently working out of Lennox Street Art Studios’.

The Lennox Street Open Day for the Sydney Fringe Festival will see works form various phases of my practice exhibited and available for collectors.