British Artist Steve Oliver is best-known for his constructed photographic works which are made exclusively in-computer (no cameras), with material sourced from Internet searches. This process unfolds over long periods, as the elements are searched out and piloted alongside each other in the emergent compositions. This editorial approach to image-making (removing, replacing, manipulating) offers up a speculative rendering of our densely populated, dissonant information ecosystem.
His works begin with - and are guided by - a single found image from the web. Referring to his source materials as information images (i.e. images which do not have aesthetic pretentions, but seek to provide objective visual information), Steve is interested in the camera as a tool which watches, points and captures; but knows not what it means.
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