Steppy Sat Down with Artist Steven Harrington
With regard of the public’s narrow understanding of “pop art,” he shared some of his stories with us.

Steppy special team came to ComplexCon, a visionary pop culture gathering in California, USA. We sat down with Steven Harrington. With regard of the public’s narrow understanding of “pop art,” he shared some of his stories with us.




When artist is related with words like “pop” and “trend”, people would naturally assume the artist produce works connected only with “street trends.” However, being a “pop artist”, Steven chose to collaborate with IKEA, and launched a series of home furnishings.



Sometimes the word “pop” sets a limit, and people would neglect the essence of “art”. Art infiltrates our lives, and is reflected in every moment—when you eat, when you drink, and when you dress yourself up. It is more than creation of apparels and footwear. It is more than collaborations of popular brands. 



The value of artwork isn’t defined by its visual effects nor its material used, but the concept it wants to deliver. To Steven, the best moment is that someone, who may not necessarily understand art, standing in front of his work, trying to know what was in his mind when he created these works, and what he was trying to deliver. And afterwards that person still shows interest to know who Steven is and wants to see his other works.



The art pieces created by “pop artists” are more than just visual effects, they convey stories. In Steven’s works, he hopes to discuss serious questions using a relaxed and positive attitude. Almost every piece of work has a “real story” behind it.



It is extremely important for pop artists to maintain creative independency. So when IKEA brought up the idea to lunch more collaboration with Steven, he rejected.




Most of the pop artists are active in their daily lives, but it does not mean they work aimlessly. Self-breaking through is always what they seek. Steven, in this case, is trying to make large-scale sculptures, and we can see this from the installation he presented in Changsha IFS. 





Photography:Steppy

Editor:MIAO/S





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Steppy Sat Down with Artist Steven Harrington
With regard of the public’s narrow understanding of “pop art,” he shared some of his stories with us.

Steppy special team came to ComplexCon, a visionary pop culture gathering in California, USA. We sat down with Steven Harrington. With regard of the public’s narrow understanding of “pop art,” he shared some of his stories with us.




When artist is related with words like “pop” and “trend”, people would naturally assume the artist produce works connected only with “street trends.” However, being a “pop artist”, Steven chose to collaborate with IKEA, and launched a series of home furnishings.



Sometimes the word “pop” sets a limit, and people would neglect the essence of “art”. Art infiltrates our lives, and is reflected in every moment—when you eat, when you drink, and when you dress yourself up. It is more than creation of apparels and footwear. It is more than collaborations of popular brands. 



The value of artwork isn’t defined by its visual effects nor its material used, but the concept it wants to deliver. To Steven, the best moment is that someone, who may not necessarily understand art, standing in front of his work, trying to know what was in his mind when he created these works, and what he was trying to deliver. And afterwards that person still shows interest to know who Steven is and wants to see his other works.



The art pieces created by “pop artists” are more than just visual effects, they convey stories. In Steven’s works, he hopes to discuss serious questions using a relaxed and positive attitude. Almost every piece of work has a “real story” behind it.



It is extremely important for pop artists to maintain creative independency. So when IKEA brought up the idea to lunch more collaboration with Steven, he rejected.




Most of the pop artists are active in their daily lives, but it does not mean they work aimlessly. Self-breaking through is always what they seek. Steven, in this case, is trying to make large-scale sculptures, and we can see this from the installation he presented in Changsha IFS. 





Photography:Steppy

Editor:MIAO/S





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