Thursday, October 25, 2007

Aaron Steffes



video

Untitled (coffee cup), 2005



Mutated Turpenoid, 2004, oil and acrylic on board, 24" x 24"



Untitled, 2004, oil and acrylic on board, 24" x 24"



In and around 2004, Aaron was doing both narrative and experimental videos. He also created a body of paintings which featured pseudo-realistic distortions, pairing various objects that he found close at hand. He currently lives and works in Chicago, IL and is working on new video projects and drawings of popular fiction authors.

15 comments:

  1. Congrads on the first post Jon. I love the idea as my first thoughts where, I like those old paintings, you know, those ones from way back in 2004.
    To many more,
    here, here.

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  2. I really like your blog,good idea.How often are you going to post? This video is really funny.

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  3. thanks Lissy, I will likely post around once a week...

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  4. hey Aaron, could you talk a little about what is going on in the Untitled work?

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  5. Hey Jon. Thanks again for putting this stuff on your blog. The Untitled work emerged from a group of paintings of objects I was doing. They were sort of like still lifes; there was an implied narrative element, but they were a little opaque and indecipherable. The video you posted was my attempt to break into sculpture...video allowed me to put everyday things into little storylines.

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  6. Aaron Steffes knows how to imply that narrative element. jigga what?

    Seriously though. He teaches video art at new trier high school and i am one of his students. This man is crazy, he's killin' all y'all jive turkeys.

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  7. yea steffdawg!!11zorz killin it, old skool?!?!?111 nugget taro!!!

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  8. Mason BarnardDecember 04, 2008

    hhhahha mr steffes. this is my art teacher

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  9. steffalefagus!!!!!!! man you totally just tipped the scales on my cool chart.


    BEST TEACHER EVER!!! c ta 7th!
    -ava

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  10. in NYC, aaron steffes is also known as fez lopez. brace yourselves fools!!!! weirdest guitar player ever.

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  11. i wonder who made that last comment?

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  12. dude, this guy's my art teacher. i am not at all surprised he made that video...

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  13. I too, am a student of Steffes.

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  14. In principle, a good happen, support the views of the author

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