Born in England, Byron-based 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.