Contemporary visual artist Olivia Steele uses neon light to charge spaces with ironic and spiritual meaning. Proving that nothing is [really] what it seems, Steele has created a body of contrasting works ranging from small to large installations and urban interventions that employ the traditional commercial medium of neon glass to make intimate statements which address the artist’s deep pondering on the uncertainty of life and the reality of modern culture. Steele relishes the idea of contrast and contradiction and plays with our innate preconceptions. The juxtaposition of the neon statement and the environment is placed in challenging conventional semiotics and evokes a wide range of interpretations.
Olivia Steele (* 1985 Nashville, Tennessee) lives and works in Berlin, London and Tulum.