Sydney artist Steve Tierney creates floating landscapes where figures interact amongst faces and words, dissected by buildings, machinery and everyday objects in a collage of images cut and pasted from magazines and advertising of the 50’s and 60’s.
The use of a distinct cloud shape has become a repetitive feature and appears in most of his work, helping to place the juxtaposed shapes, faces and figures into a world they can live.
Most of the works featured in his up-coming solo exhibition ‘Between’ were created while Tierney was living in Oaxaca, southern Mexico during 2014 and continue from a small series he produced for exhibition there titled ‘Máscaras’. A personal look at identity and self, presented through mixed media collages of abstract faces and scenes of distorted profiles and people.
This new body of work takes the theme of identity further, focusing on examples of human behaviour and social interactions around gender roles and stereotypes of the past and of today. Always keeping an ironic and tongue-in-cheek view of the world in front of him.
Steve Tierney is an Australian mixed media artist working primarily in the technique of collage. He has held solo and group exhibitions of his art and paintings in Australia, Tokyo, Cambodia and México.
For more information on the artist and to see his previous work please visit: www.teaguesart.com