Over the Influence is thrilled to present Stefan Meier’s debut solo exhibition Everything in Five Seconds at the gallery’s Los Angeles location. In this series Meier is presenting a body of works that crystallize the intrinsic human urge to document lived experiences, and attempt to make sense of them.
For the artist, this practice is as much an artistic one as it is a practical one. These pieces act as a form of record keeping- an act that is as ancient as art itself. Akin to prehistorical cave men who kept record through marking on walls in ancient caves, Meier makes his marks on the canvas. Meier places disjointed concepts in a natural conversation with one another, mirroring the complexities of the inner lives within each of us. There might be a hyper realistic cartoon figure from childhood, besides lines of prose seemingly taken from a biology textbook, layered on top of recognizable imagery from mass media, etc.
Stefan Meier moved to Los Angeles in 2015 after studying fashion studies and graphic design at Columbia college in Chicago. His background in fashion and design is clear throughout his self taught fine art practice. Meier’s first opportunity in Los Angeles was designing graphics and textiles for Bernhard Willhelm, with whom he has since done 8 collections with. He has collaborated with creatives such as David Lachapelle, Darren Romanelli, and K.B. Lee on various creative endeavors.