Steve Carr – Biography
b. 1976, New Zealand
Based in Christchurch.
Represented by Michael Lett, Auckland and STATION Gallery, Melbourne.
Steve Carr’s work is frequently about precise moments of transformation, he uses lens-based practices as well as sculpture to explore and interfere with a range of materials and entities, from apples and watermelons to balloons filled with paint, shuttlecocks, fireworks, and smoke. The artist himself is often the subject of the change where he has become half-animal, a strange man-child, and a pre-teen girl. He has turned fire extinguishers into glass, bear rugs into wood, tyres into bouquets, and even himself into popcorn.