STEVEN BURKE
Interview with the French artist

Steven Burke is a French illustrator and artist I interviewed.

Steven Burke and I share the same french representative Lezilus.
Steven loves hand made typography, clean drawings, and always comes with fresh, simple but nice ideas. Some people are sick, his style is healthy.
More about the french illustrator Steven Burke.

Steven Burke illustration Paon Paon

Steven Burke illustration Paon Paon

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Steven Burke, 29 years old. I live in Hossegor, South West of France.
I’m a graphic designer specialized in illustration and hand made graphics, letters etc…

Steven Burke artwork for Element skateboards

Steven Burke artwork for Element skateboards

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
My work consist in puting an idea under a very simple shape. I go strait to the point, and try to share something funny or sad to everyone. I love typography and drawings, particulary when they are done by someone who doesn’t know how to draw.

Steven Burke framed art

Steven Burke framed art

PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
i draw a lot on paper before starting a work and i write many words down, trying to get as much as directions possible. When i am ready, i start the job with a few guiding lines in my head but improvisation takes a big part in the process.

Steven Burke land art

Steven Burke land art

HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART?
The environnement i live in is very inspiring, between the ocean and the forest, very quiet, excepted in the summer. This makes me want to do simple and clear things.

WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
I like many artist’s work like Saul Bass, Takashi Murakami, Steve Powers, Barry McGee, Gonzales and many more…

Steven Burke painting Connected To Myself

Steven Burke painting Connected To Myself

ANY LAST WORD?
Always classy, never ashamed!

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