Steve Smith is an artist working in the ruins of late capitalism.
“Steve’s practice is a fascinating combination of things. It’s low (if not almost no) tech, sensitive, delicate, transitory, and terribly powerful for these reasons. It’s well informed by the history of minimalism, conceptualism, and post-studio practice. It’s conceptually sophisticated, and it pays close attention to, and has a real understanding of its use of materials – their materiality, and historicity, and also of how such materials can be mobilized for political, poetic, and aesthetic ends." Dr Marquard Smith, Director of the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture & Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Visual Culture