Steven Shearer
Canadian, born 1968
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Steven Shearer, Printed Works,
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Steven Shearer,
Brant Foundation
Sur le dandysme aujourd'hui: From Shop Window Mannequin to Media Star,
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea

Known for his melancholic portraiture and socially insightful photo collage works, Steven Shearer sheds an ironic and critical light on youth culture. In Owls Butterflies Corpsepaint (2002), for example, he juxtaposes pictures of punk rock musicians and concertgoers against several images of owls, animals associated with wisdom and vigilance. Shearer’s work is often anthropologically oriented and has been described as a representation of cultural detritus. In his pastel and painted portraits, Shearer depicts his subjects in a curvilinear style recalling that of Edvard Munch and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.