I often use ad slogans as a starting point of which I deconstruct it meaning as a sales tool, to a statement on our existence. The work takes a critical, sarcastic and humorous look on the human condition from the mundane to the profound and how we are searching for meaning or a purpose where often there is none. To step back and realize we are but a speck living on a planet in the vast universe should give humanity perspective and make our personal and global problems and egos quite small, So take the time to pause a moment and notice the beauty among us.
Stephen Anderson was born and raised in Southern California and has been creating artwork professionally since graduating from Cal State University Long Beach with a B.F.A. in Drawing & Painting / Intermedia in 1993. He is the Current Executive Director for the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) as well as the Visual Arts Coordinator at the OC Fair & Event Center.
Anderson has received numerous accolades for his art and has been in several publications, and he has shown extensively across the United States and overseas. Notable exhibitions include: By Any Means UnNecessary, Mission 17 Gallery, San Francisco, Ca, Configurations, artSPACE@16, Malden, MA, Too Much Freedom? LA Freewaves 10th Celebration of Experimental Media Arts, Hammer Museum, Artifornia, Sciorum Gallery, Milan, Italy, MONA@30, The Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, Reconstructive Visions of the Future, VALISE Gallery, Vashon, WA, Happy Medium, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana CA, Pulp Art, Hale Art Space, Santa Monica, CA, Combines, bG Gallery at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center. and SCOPE International Contemporary Art in Miami Beach Florida.
Along with exhibiting his artwork, he also organizes and promotes diverse cultural events, including music, film, and art events.
Anderson was the featured artist in the September issue of Orange Coast magazine, and his artwork has been acquired by a soon to open Contemporary Art Museum in South Korea, and he is preparing for a group show in Tokyo Japan in 2017.
Chapters (series of 10) : Happiness Is a By-product ‘Pop-up’ collage assemblage, image transfer, polyurethane on wood; pine and walnut. Hand cut using a scroll saw.
9” x 5 1/2” x 2” each.
Artist / Designer / Creative / Event Coordinator