Steve More recently opened an online exhibition titled “Interface“. The solo exhibition is the first for Steve, and it is a huge statement that he chose the Internet to exhibit the new work. By disconnecting from reality or at least the reality of a physical gallery Steve boldly has created his own space in virtual reality. By utilizing the Internet to hold this exhibition Steve More steps outside the box not only as a painter, but as a forward thinking artist who tests the waters of what could be next.

Online exhibitions have been talked about and debated for some time. By engaging a new audience one familiar with the plasticity of social media, and to that the flip side of its power Steve comments on our state of technology while at the same time utilizing it. The online exhibit and navigation are very well executed.

The new works on paper offer a clean palette with gritty texture. The play between these two elements works well, and brings another level of symbolism in the work. To be able to see without touching yet still be able to feel the shine of an artificial light reflecting on paint at the same time is masterfully executed. This is the strength of Steve as a painter, his ability to use texture to build a strong dialogue with the viewer and at the same time push a minimal aesthetic. Here is a brief excerpt about the exhibition and its work. This was a great group of work from Steve More, well done.


“Interface focuses on the boundary between the physical
world and the ever pervasive world of computer technology.
By exploring a sense of disconnect with Social Media the exhibition seeks to address the importance of physical creation, and the increasing disparity between artwork
and viewer.

The 18 works on paper employ a kinetic and organic approach, using tactile mediums such as hot poured bitumen, poster cuttings and spray paint to emphasize the physical aspects in the work. This is offset against a screen printed checker board background: A device used in computer technology to represent a 3D transparent void.

In using an online virtual space to host the exhibition, More aimed to give the viewer the illusory sense of being able to navigate the space, creating a sense of familiarity without knowing its physical location.”