Steve Eure

Washington, D.C. photographer Steve Eure first pursued a career in commercial and fashion photography, studying at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. and at the International School of Photography in New York with such masters as Mark Power, Joyce Tennyson, Nancy Brown, and Douglas Dubler. While on assignment in Madrid, Eure became fascinated with the texture of the city and began a very personal series of works. Focusing on the microcosm, Eure captures life-sized details of surfaces – walls with graffiti, peeling paint, bits of old posters and advertisements, eroding plaster, the rust on dumpsters, shadows – a moment in in the life of a surface or object. His view of detail becomes monumental, sometimes abstract, sometimes painterly, always with the mark of humanity. The artist has exhibited mostly on the East Coast; his works are found in corporate, private, and public collections, including the J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, California, and the Embassy of Spain, Washington, D.C.