Smile Overlay by Steve Socha

Steve Socha

Toronto, ON - Canada


Hello, I’m Steve Socha.

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.

Artist statement

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 memory works - a collection of various fleeting images recalled as one. The result displays a different way of viewing objects and scenes, one that incorporates the element of time and motion.

Local shows

I currently have 2 billboard-sized displays of my art at street level in downtown Toronto, done through the PATCH Project (Public Art Through Construction Hoarding).
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