Steven C Harvey - Selected Works

selected works

Born (1967) in Stafford, England, and now lives and works in Athens, Greece. He studied Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art (1986-1989). A constant interest of the artist has been the search for new ways to express the vertiginous absurdities of our condition. The most recent manifestation of this strategy is the Vehicles Series.

Those of us who find ourselves linked, as if by an umbilical cord, to Surrealism can take comfort from the endless capacity of the world -in the antics of its dominant creature- to replenish the surrealist imagination. As man goes on his way, inventing and destroying, aspiring and collapsing, he leaves behind him a trail littered with the potential seeds of fresh poetic sparks. From a handful of such seeds arose the kernels of the Vehicles Series such as: the 20th century aspiration to a science fiction future, the 21st century knowledge of the death of this future, the current erosion of the Enlightenment and the unprecedented moral schizophrenia of 21st century man, a man of good character reliant on the spilling of innocent blood and toxic effluent, haunted by the chiding ghosts of his own cautionary myths.