Based out of Seattle, WA, Joseph Steininger is an artist and innovator. Using intricately detailed and hand-cut stencils applied with spray paint, his personal work is influenced by street art culture and printmaking. Using traditional and time-honored forms of fine art, his pieces are remarkably complex and masterfully represent this contemporary medium.
Spray paint is still seen by many to be an artistic medium incapable of creating fine art. Joseph, through his work, aims to bridge the gap between preconceived notions of what can and cannot be defined and exhibited as fine art. By using a contemporary medium, like spray paint, and creating a body of work using traditional subject matter, the artist forces the viewers to expand their assumptions about the ever expanding possibilities to be found in the fine art world.
Similar to many forms of printmaking, the artist creates his work by meticulously hand-cutting intricately detailed stencils. The stencils are then layered to create a distinct body of work which displays his mastery of the craft.