SMART | Pop Artist

Artist bio

Born in England, Steve Munro migrated to Australia in 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree in art and formalised his art training at the Academy of Art in Ballarat, Australia. He was, until recently, working with oil paint on large-scale abstracts that encouraged the viewer to converse with others about what they see with no two viewers reaching the same conclusion at the same time. These works have sold for over the $10,000 mark with “My mind’s eye tells a different story #2” selling to a Melbourne collector for $12,000 in mid-2018. In his latest series however, he’s returned to the illustration of his childhood as he works in small-form intimate conversations surrounding the ordinary and everyday of existence. These paintings have been likened to both Andy Warhol and American painter Wayne Thiebaud. In this series there is a hope to continue the conversation about the human condition with the quotidian, the ordinary and the everyday, as a structural construct of life.

I create art because...

if I don't I cannot be who I am.

I am different to most artists because...

I'm also a collector and have dozens of pieces from tens of artists.

When you look at my art, the thing I want you to feel is...

why the mundane is so important to your ordinary and everyday.

The thing I most want to say to non-artists is...

buy art. Buy it every month. It will enrich your life beyond measure and once you start, you will become an expert in no time.

I believe art is an important part of our lives because...

we are animals that can appreciate it.

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