Steve Turner Contemporary i s pleased to present 1:1 featuring new work by Theo Michael\, Jon Rafman\, Travess Smalley and Kate Steciw\, where all of the works were generated thr ough the use of computer technology. Smalley creates clay sculptures that h e places on a flatbed scanner to capture their likeness\; Rafman uses Mudbo x to model three dimensional busts that overlay the patterns of a specific abstract expressionist painting and Steciw and Michael use Photoshop\, the former to create  abstract digital collages from stock images and the latte r to create collages of found internet images from his 150\,000 large image archive that he began developing in 1999. In 1:1 each artist’s work comes to exist in reality precisely as it appeared on the his or her computer scr een.


Born in Panorama\, Gre ece in 1978\, Mexico City-based Theo Michael studied Fine Art at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Utrecht School of Art and earned an MA in Pa inting from the Wimbledon School of Art. His work has been included in nume rous exhibitions worldwide and he is represented by Galeria OMR\, Mexico Ci ty. He uses intuition\, primitivism and the unconscious to counterbalance t he over-intellectualization of contemporary art\, with the resulting works highlighting irrationality in form and content.


Born in 1981\, Jon Rafman is a Montreal-based artist\, filmmaker and essayist whose work explores the impact of technology on con sciousness.  He earned a B. A.  in Philosophy and Literature from McGill Un iversity and an M .F. A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. < /span>His films and artwork have been exhi bited  at Museum of Contemporary Art\, Rome\; New Museum\, New York\; Palai s de Tokyo\, Paris and Saatchi Gallery\, London. His Nine Eyes of Google St reet View has been featured in Modern Painter\, Frieze\, Der Spiegel\, Libé ration\, New York Times and Harper's Magazine.

Born in 1986\, Travess Smalley is a New York-based a rtist who paints with pixels to produce optically dynamic works that stradd le the boundaries of physical and digital image making. In his series Compo sition in Clay he  scans  colored modeling clay at high resolution to produ ce photographic prints that are lush and viscous. Smalley studied painting and digital printmaking at VCU before receiving his BFA from Cooper Union i n 2010. His work has been exhibited internationally with recent exhibitions at Drawing Room\, London\;  Foxy Production\, New York and House of Electr onic Arts\, Basel.

Born in 1978 Kate Steciw is New York based artist who earned a BA from Smith Co llege and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has h ad solo exhibitions at Green Room\, London and Toomer Labzda\, New York wit h her work included in group exhibitions at Higher Pictures\, Horton Galler y\, BAMart\, Stadium and foxy production. Steciw applies skills learned as a professional retoucher to create abstract digital collages from stock ima ges which are then combined with 3D elements in photo-based sculptural work s. Utilizing unseen aspects of the images (keywords\, metadata)\, she links the imagery with objects and embellishments found online to materialize th e kind of nonlinear logic native to the online experience.

LOCATION:Steve Turner LA\,6830 Santa Monica Blvd \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SUMMARY:1:1\, Theo Michael\, Jon Rafman\, Travess Smalley\, Kate Steciw END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20171019T075115Z UID:251856 DTSTART:20130105T180000 DTEND:20130105T200000 LOCATION:Steve Turner LA\,6830 Santa Monica Blvd \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SUMMARY:1:1\, Theo Michael\, Jon Rafman\, Travess Smalley\, Kate Steciw END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR