Steve Powers│You have one new message: Studio Gangster
Edited by Steven Powers
25 x 25 cm
Publisher: Gingko Press
Philadelphia native, Steve (ESPO) Powers arrived in New York in the early 90s, immersing himself in the citys vibrant Graffiti scene and quickly developing a unique, conceptually driven style all his own. By the end of the decade he started his own studio practice and launched a distinguished career both as a fine artist and a commercial illustrator. With the publication of Steve Powers Is A Studio Gangster, Powers records 5 years of paintings that distill the complete range of human emotion into readily recalled and related memes. These visual archetypes are aptly described by Powers as a synthesis of word and image to create a new emotional revelation. This book is published on the occasion of his Fall 2007 exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Powers is a 2008 Fulbright scholar and has shown at Deitch Projects, the 49th Biennale, the Luggage Store and the Liverpool Biannual in 2004.