Coming from a strong portraiture background, Steele Walston’s recent work explores the negative space around a single person or between two people. These spaces become launching points for his process. He uses different methods of mark making to enhance the viewer’s narrative of the portraits, floating between adding, subtracting, and obscuring information whether it’s an important trait or an insignificant space between two arms. He uses color and technique as tools to flatten space and abstract the relationships between focal points.
Steele Walston was born in Denver Colorado and received a BFA with a concentration in Drawing and Painting from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2013. He is a visual artist working in Portland, OR. See more of Steele's work here -http://www.steelewalston.com/.