Born in England, Byron-based Steve Munro migrated to Australia in 2005. He was, until recently, working with oil paint on large-scale abstracts that encouraged the viewer to converse with others about what they see with no two viewers reaching the same conclusion at the same time.
In his latest series however, he’s returned to the illustration of his childhood as he works in small-form intimate conversations surrounding the ordinary and everyday of existence. These paintings have been likened to both Andy Warhol and American painter Wayne Thiebaud. In this series there is a hope to continue the conversation about the human condition with the quotidian, the ordinary and the everyday, as a structural construct of life.
Bachelor Fine Arts, Academy of Art, Ballarat