Steven Ochs

Steven Ochs, an outsider artist, has embarked on an artistic journey characterized by discovery, experimentation, and a deep-seated belief in the power of imagination to shape reality. Growing up on the border of Montana and North Dakota, his path to becoming an artist was anything but conventional. Ochs’ early experiences in the Air Force as a cryptologic Arabic linguist, and later with the United Nations in Baghdad, were pivotal. They not only honed his skills in communication but also instilled in him a profound understanding of diverse perspectives and the transformative power of storytelling.

It was during these formative years that Ochs began to explore the potential of multimedia art, setting the stage for a lifelong endeavor to merge art with the audience’s experience.

As an outsider artist, Ochs has consistently pushed the boundaries of traditional art forms and institutions. Throughout his career, he has embarked on various innovative projects, each one a stepping stone in his quest to understand how imagination influences our perception of reality. From creating politically charged art with Iraqi Dinar to developing immersive experiences for corporations like Ford and Amazon, his work has consistently sought to challenge and redefine the viewer’s engagement with art. Notable projects like The Art Face Off and Goose Cube, as well as collaborations with the Space Needle and Paul Allen’s Vulcan group, were all driven by the idea of making the viewer an active participant in the art.

The pinnacle of this journey is Ochs’ creation of Stereo Layering, a groundbreaking medium that embodies his belief in the imaginative power of the viewer. As an outsider artist, Ochs brings a fresh perspective to the art world, unencumbered by the constraints of traditional artistic training and conventions.

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