Ricardo van Steen, ‘Céu 11 [Sky 11]’, 2013, Zipper Galeria

About Ricardo van Steen

Ricardo van Steen employs a variety of techniques and mediums—such as drawing, video, photography, audio installation, and watercolor—to explore the relationship between art and technology. Recurring imagery in his works includes urban settings, outer space, and reflective disks. For one series of monochromatic watercolors, van Steen based his images on the results of entering the term “above the clouds” into Google’s image search in various languages; another series is based on photographs taken by satellites. Van Steen was once known for his affiliation with the SX70 Collective, which worked exclusively with the Polaroid SX-70 camera; the artist continues to work in a square image format to this day.

Brazilian, b. 1958, São Paulo, Brazil, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil