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Steven Shearer

Canadian, b. 1968

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Steven Shearer

Canadian, b. 1968

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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.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
New Museum
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Biography

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.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
New Museum
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more