STEVE MESSAM (1 articles)
steve messam is an environmental artist based in the north of england. with his site-specific installations, he sets visual accents in rural or urban settings, which include historical relics and vacant architecture that make us perceive the familiar environment in a new way. he is also interested in space: the interaction of art and audience within confined and open spaces, the role of aesthetics and the physical experience.
messam's works include beached (2007), in which he filled a beach with thousands of sandcastles and paper flags; landscape bubble (2006), a redundant building in the north pennines encapsulated within a transparent globe, drop (2008) - a giant reflective raindrop the size of a three-storey building in the lake district and clad (2009) - a traditional timber-framed cottage wrapped in the fleece of 300 local sheep in newtown, wales for oriel davies. he created the first off-site installation at the 2006 shanghai biennial and created a number of site specific installations across the venetian lagoon during the 2009 venice biennale.