What He Does: Mixed media is kind of a loaded term when describing art. It can indicate a multi-dimensional work of genius, or one thing someone simply splattered with paint and glued more things onto. Steven Trimble, though, is definitely the real deal. His pieces are largely paintings but call to mind street art more than typical portraits and landscapes. He works with spray paint, newspaper, grease markers, acrylic paints and grit to make evocative images that punch like revolutionary propaganda.
A graphic designer by trade, Trimble started down this path in 1999 when he founded a clothing brand by the name of solidskin independent klothing with a couple of friends. The designs that would eventually transition into his current art started out as T-shirts. Now they've achieved a life of their own.More »