High Artist Spotlight: Steven Bossler

Steven Bossler was born and raised in southeastern Wisconsin. He began drawing at an early age, inspired by Saturday morning cartoons, comic books, and wandering aimlessly in nature. As his work progressed, his interest in making art a career led to a tattoo apprenticeship following high school. Working as a tattoo artist installed self-discipline in an intimidating and challenging medium. Wanting to explore other possibilities and broaden his artistic range, he attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. While attending MIAD he became more passionate about painting and in 2006 he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration. Since graduating, Stevens’ artwork has appeared in a number of galleries throughout the United States. In 2009 he paired up with a fellow artist and friend to open a tattoo studio/gallery called Greenseed Studios. Steven lives and works in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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We recently asked Steven some questions about his inspirations:

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Q: Where do you find your creative inspiration?

A: "Mainly nature and music."

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Q: Why do you do what you do?

A: "Being a tattoo artist has it's challenges, but I love going to work everyday. Working with clients to design something they're going to live with for the rest of their lives is overwhelming in the best way. Not sure what else I'd be doing."

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Q: What art/artist do you most identify with?

A: "That's a tough one. I'm influenced by a lot of different art/artists. Alphonse Mucha, Arthur Rackham, Esao Andrews, and Andrew Wyeth are the first who come to mind."

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Q: What themes do you pursue the most?

A: "Nature. Female figures. Abandoned landscapes. All of those with the feeling that something might be a little off."

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Q: What role does an artist have in society?

A: "Providing an escape."

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Q: What is your artistic outlook on life?

A: "The first thing I remember an instructor saying during my first year of college was, "this year we're just going to teach you how to see." That stuck. See the world differently."

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Q: What is your dream project?

A: "I've recently worked on a couple murals for local businesses. I'd like to do more of that. Larger murals."

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