Steve Waller’s practice calls upon the ideas within Critical Theory, and more specifically Hauntology (A perpetual state of haunting within the Social and the Political). Steve is interested in what an investigation into drawing tells us about interconnected realities. Often using formal and abstract imagery, creating an ambiguity of realities within the pictorial plane, a sort of duality, whilst trying to deal with absolute essences.[1] This relationship between perceived realities are defined by temporal, formal qualities. With abstraction being connected through the metaphysical. Employing distance between these ideas to keep them further apart creates a kind of visual shock, yet suggesting interconnectedness. Through this combination Steve’s practice seem to perpetually in flux between two worlds. Embodying the spirit of enquiry into the problems of perception.[2]

[1] Merleau-Ponty, M. (2002). Phenomenology of perception (Vol. 2;2nd;). London: Routledge.

[2] Ibid

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1993, Btec First in Art and Design, University of Westminster, London

2015, Bachelor of Visual Art, Southern Cross University, Australia

Current, Master of Fine Art, Queensland Collage of Art, Brisbane, Australia


2011, End of the line, group show, Station Street Studios, Mullumbimby. Australia

2013, Transit Graduation show, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia

2014, Undiscovered, group show, Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay. Australia

2015, Symphonize, solo show, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina. Australia

2016, Winner of Gallery Representation Award and Highly commended Award, Byron Arts Classic

2016, Paper Works group show Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, Australia

100cm (W) x 71cm (H)
61cm (W) x 43cm (H)