Steven Burzynski received his bachelor degree in Environmental Design and his Master in Landscape Architecture from the University Of Minnesota College Of Design in Minneapolis, MN. He layered his design education with fine arts courses dating back to a pre-college art program at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
Currently working between art and landscape architectural design, Steven is able to create and design through a variety of different mediums and spectrums. He conducted the completion of numerous projects in Minneapolis, MN as well as projects in Miami, FL. His most recent public work was the wood sculpture benches at Simpson Park Hammock for Art Basel 2008.
Steven has been accepted into the Bakehouse Art Complex, and will have a studio there starting in April. If you would like to meet him and learn more about his work, stop by Studio 21 on any second Friday of the month.
Within a constant struggle, my formal design and fine arts background have always led me into persistent exploration. Natural organic forms present a playfulness and rhythmic ambiance within some of my works, while a minimal discipline is restored in others. Natural phenomena can happen in the most delicate of senses, but can also be destructive and chaotic. I like to capture the conceptual energy behind these occurrences and portray their most stark characteristics. The natural environment is also a catalyst for inspiring the ordered disorder within the structural make-up of what I create. Within these creations I try to celebrate the essence of the colors, the material, and the form in which they ultimately become.
I work back and forth between painting, drawing, designing, sculpting, and manipulating natural materials and landform. This gives me an opportunity to apply unexpected occurrences and visual qualities to other mediums. I constantly train my visual senses and spatial thinking between two dimensional works and sculptural ones. I feel it gives me an edge when approaching the other.
When approaching a canvas I can appreciate the sensual qualities of the paint I am using to portray illusion and dimension within the work. Likewise, when sculpting with stone I respect the archaic and structural integrity to create a feeling of solidity and bold presence.
It has always been important to me to exceed my expectations of what a work will be when it is finished. I like to let my instincts lead me in a creative direction while knowing that I am controlling the path.