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January 19, 2010

Steve Knerem - "Contemporary Sci-fi / Fantasy" Drawings

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Steve Knerem’s work incorporates elements of bio-mechanical art, which is characterized by fantasy settings where humans and other creatures are rendered with a high degree of realism.

The amount of detail in the illustrations reveals his study of human and animal anatomy, achieving what Knerem describes as an “aggressive/sci-fi skeletal look”. The more ethereal portraits on the first floor are painted in Photoshop and provide a contrast to the collection on the third floor. According to the artist, they serve as a calming influence or downtime from the more chaotic feel of his other works.

Knerem earned his degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and began his career by drawing with pencil. He started studying comic book artists and developed a bolder style using ink. More recently, Knerem discovered digital painting giving him more outlets to express his creativity.

Please contact June Hund and Kristen Kirchgesler at (216) 368-2302 or at artonthewalls@case.edu for more information about the exhibit.