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Artist of the moment….Video sculpting and multi media master Steven Gagnon

Steven Gagnon is a wonderful American artist born in the year 1973 in Fort Pierce, Florida. For his artistic education the artist attended Pepperdine University in   California. Another artist who works in many mediums including video installations, printmaking, and sculpture. some themes include oil and money.

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As far as categories I would include him as a modern day pop artist. His art includes current politics including oil and the people that battle for it daily. You may notice on the dollar sign work and many works a basic shape is covered with plastic toy soldiers representing the mass human force needed to extract and refine the oil.

In this wonderful clip we view another video installation. In this piece we are taken in a cab to various locales around New York City. Many cab drivers are interviewed and we find out how many countries are represented in the taxi cab drivers of the Big Apple:

In this clip we view a wonderful video installation dealing with love letters from his grandfather to his fiancee. Its from the 1930s and Florida. With the car and video images on the windows its like being in a time capsule.

The artist is based out of Miami Beach , Florida.