Olivia Steele harnesses the power of
neon to assert symbolic phrasing that allures and provokes. Her
expansive career has seen her impart fragments of wisdom and wit all
over the globe, from Tulum to Berlin to Mumbai in the form of
site-specific land art and indoor installation. Aside from the
immediately iconic and often humorous style of Steele’s work, her
interventions are pointedly placed in environments that prompt
existential musings. Her innate relationship with the sublime and
spiritual manifest as a spectacle of explosive imagery. Steele’s opus
positions her as one of the most compelling contemporary artists working
in her field today.
“Good, bad, right or wrong, it’ s all
relative. Art is notoriously ambiguous. The art of challenging
conventional semiotics and observing the vast spectrum of strangers’
reactions and interpretations is highly rewarding“, says the artist.
Olivia Steele (*1985 Nashville, Tennessee) lives and works in Berlin and Mexico.