Lebensdaten: Maler aus dem New Yorker Stadtteil Brooklyn
Zu Leben und Werk: Steve Keene macht's möglich: Der 47-jährige Maler aus dem New Yorker Stadtteil Brooklyn hat bis zum heutigen Tag 250.000 Bilder gemalt.
"He spent a few years as a DJ on a radio station where, surrounded by thousands of record, it was harder to find something he didn.t like than something he did.In the past few years, he has collaborated with the Silver Jews, Pavement, The Apples in Stereo, Soul Coughing, Dave Matthews Band and Merzbow to create album art, video sets, stage sets and posters. Often, when he shows his art, he literally moves in and paints on site. Recently he has shown at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, Rice University in Houston, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, the Santa Monica Museum of Art in Los Angeles, the Linden Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne, Australia, the Gulf Coast Museum in Florida and the Czech Centre in London.
Even though they are created as multiples, each of Steve.s paintings is one-of-a-kind. He works constantly, producing walls full of work every day. For him, every painting is part of a single on-going work of art that is now many miles long. Each individual painting is a souvenir of this enormous work