Pushing the limits in scale, colour, realism and concept, Steinar has vast experience when it comes to illustrating editorial ideas, visualising products and creating packaging schemes. His influences include Salvador Dali, 1970s album covers created by artists like Roger Dean, and the Photorealism movement in art. His fascination with dreams and associated states like lucid dreaming and hypnagogia feeds into his style.
Steinar has a BA in Interior Design from Kingston University.
Photographs form the basis of most of Steinar’s images. Often he brings several together in Photoshop, where he edits, enhances and airbrushes them to achieve exciting and exaggerated outcomes.
The success of Steinar’s work is in his ability to create an atmosphere, which is linked to the heightened sense of realism in his images. Food looks even tastier when it comes under his powers, and when creating his darker works he subtly dials up the nightmarish aspects of an illustration.