Harrison Steinbuch's artistic style combines his background in Architecture with his love of Abstract Expressionism. His paintings are external expressions of internal emotions that formulate on the canvas as abstract objects and scenes. With material in hand, and a catalogue of techniques at his disposal, the canvas becomes an arena upon which to act spontaneously. As actions layer upon actions and techniques upon techniques, each move sequentially effects the outcome of the composition. His pieces capture a unique moment in time and blurs the boundaries between minimalism and maximalism.
His Action Painting series is a performative painting series that calls upon the audience to collaborate on the canvas. Participants are encouraged to release their inner child, throw paint, use their hands and feet, and express themselves spontaneously in the moment. The outcome of each event is a unique image composed of pseudo-related actions that capture the energy and emotion of a specific time and place.
Wall Fragments, is an ongoing multimedia documentary series comprised of photographs of contemporary urban wall compositions and sculptural wall reliefs. The series focuses on shape, line, texture, form, and reimagines the world as a series of fragments.
Harrison is currently Engineering Manager practicing at Armstrong World Industries in Chicago, Illinois designing and manufacturing custom metal architectural installations. He received his Master of Architecture degree with distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2014 and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Ohio State University in 2012. He has previously practiced at TURF Design in Chicago, Illinois; Warren Techentin Architecture, Oyler Wu Collaborative, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S and ROTO Architecture in Los Angeles, California; as well as SHP Leading Design in Columbus, Ohio.
Harrison is co-founder and CBDO of Makeplus a fabrication and creative hub in Los Angeles, California.
If you are interested in commissioning artwork or coordinating an Action Painting for your event, please contact Harrison here.