Steven Socha is a Toronto-based artist and architect. All of his works to date have revolved around themes of transit, motion, transience, and time.
During his tenure as a Master of Architecture student at the University of Toronto, Steve became the first employee of a new firm, Sustainable.TO Architecture + Building, born from a mutual desire for sustainable architecture.
I create art for people who are into viewing familiar things in a new way. I help them find a new perspective on people, places, and objects, by bringing a sense of wonder into their lives. I am an award-winning artist that has exhibited in Toronto and Brooklyn, and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
I use an overlay technique to represent a different vantage point on the built environment, one that merges multiple instances of the same object, incorporating the element of time. The images seem to find the average, mean, or essence of the subject, by emphasizing only the repetitive elements. Using more than 30 layers in each image, I aim to capture an icon in the way people's memories work — a collection of various fleeting images recalled as one. The result displays a different way of viewing objects and scenes, one that incorporates the elements of time and motion.
Illustration, Graphic/Digital Art, Photography
© 2020 The PATCH (Public Art Through Construction Hoarding) Project - all images are copyrighted by the artist, unless otherwise noted