"This work had been painstakingly assembled. It is my first major work created in my new studio.This is an expression of where I find myself today. Near my son on the eastern coast of Cape Breton Island. The turns and bends lead upward towards the sun. To light and a new day dawning."
Feature Artist: Korey Steckle
artwork title: Eastern Son
medium: analog collage on matte board and canvas
Shayam Korey Steckle is a Bengali born, Canadian adopted, Guelph based artist who works specifically in the mediums of collage, photography and acrylic painting.
All of his collage work is analog. He began his exploration into collage, the French word for painting with glue, at 16 years old creating the artwork for his DJ mixes. He now paints and photographs his own collage pieces which are painstakingly assembled.
His collage is about collection, control, concealment and repurposing. It involves an intuitive and instinctual decision making process that fulfills his need to express.
Korey is informed by the work and lives of Jack Kerouac, Jean Michel Basquait, William Eggleston, Bob Dylan, Robert Rauschenberg and William S. Burroughs.
Selection of Recent work