Steven Carrelli

Paintings and Drawings

I employ a variety of strategies to examine the uncertain nature of perception and to explore representation as a means of interpreting our relationships to place, time, labor, and history. I work primarily in painting and drawing, and I often combine direct perceptual experience and art historical imagery. Many of my works simultaneously use and subvert the practices of trompe-l’oeil by suggesting the illusion of space and then thwarting that illusion within the same composition.