The work of SPo,
both paintings and photography, is as captivating in
its whimsy as it is in its intellect.
Steve, a self-taught outsider artist, captures the
essence of childhood with bright, contrasting colors
and bold, innovative brush technique. He also
combines samplings of collage and relief sculpture
on the canvas to enhance the visual impact of his
canvases pop. They entice the viewer with
strong color and graphics and then persuade the
viewer to linger by revealing an endless array of cartoonish characters and scenes throughout the
composition. Polatnick's work truly raises the
spirit as well as the senses.