Steven Jo

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I became a full-time artist in 2010.  I enjoy various modes of expression: drawing and painting, ceramics, fiber, printmaking, sculpture.  I also enjoy trying out different styles as well as combinations.

As a child, I admired Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer...and I still do.  I am enamored of Northern Renaissance masters, School of Fontainebleau, Pre-Raphaelites, New Objectivity, and Surrealism.  I am also inspired by the tradition of illuminated manuscripts and Russian icons.

My early work critically and theoretically took up adult fantasies of childhood.  Sometimes, I used miniature as a performative device to invite then frustrate intimacy.  I am also interested in using miniature to expose the uncanny.  Recently, I am exploring narrative images.  And especially in draftsmanship, I am seeking the perfect line or mark. 

© All of the images on this website are copyrighted original artworks by their author and are protected by international copyright law. No materials in this gallery may be reproduced, copied, downloaded, or used in any form without written permission of the contemporary artist Steven Jo.
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