Aerial vantage helps me find new connections with every-day observations from the ground. Much like a map or diagram, I find that ‘bird’s eye’ observations reveal extraordinary qualities of common experiences not otherwise obvious. Overhead outlooks of natural patterns and footprints of human activity are at the core of my current interests and explorations with painting. So far, I have focused on the physical observations, but there are also cultural, political, and phenomenological aspects yet to be studied. Most recent work explores aspects of weather and lighting, and how they influence the character of a place or experience.
Steve Imrich holds a Master of Architecture from MIT and a BA from Goddard College with a concentration in Studio Arts and History. He studied painting, drawing and sculpture at Goddard before focusing on architecture and design studies. Imrich is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED AP and has practiced as a designer and architect, primarily as a senior designer and Principal at CambridgeSeven Associates. Steve also has a background as a pilot which has been foundational in providing unusual opportunities to observe patterns from above. Many of Imrich’s current paintings experiment with interactions between weather, specific locales and how the time of day or season can change our perceptions of a place or experience. Steve lives and paints in Cambridge/Somerville, Massachusetts.