Whether flying myself or as a passenger, I have always liked being in the air. The aerial vantage point offers a unique perspective, and gives me the distance to synthesize smaller observations and processes viewed on the ground. Fundamentally, I am interested in how the details of weather, light, and elevation change the way we perceive things, and how these factors intertwine with the specific character of a place. My architectural background spurs a curiosity in understanding the interaction between the designed world and nature, and investigating this relationship underpins much of my work. While in the air, I take photographs and sketch observations. I combine these sources along with memories in my painting process, experimenting with abstract and real associations to the natural and manmade landscapes I observed from above. My most recent work studies how various cloud formations tie to the spirit of a specific geography.
Steve Imrich holds a Master of Architecture from MIT and a BA from Goddard College with a concentration in Fine Arts and History. He studied painting, drawing and sculpture at Goddard before focusing on architecture and design studies. Imrich is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED AP and has practiced as a designer and architect for more than 40 years, primarily as a senior designer and Principal at CambridgeSeven Associates. Steve is also a commercial rated pilot with single-engine, multi-engine, instrument, glider and seaplane ratings. Many of Imrich’s paintings recollect memories of landscapes seen while flying, and his current work experiments with interactions between weather and specific locales. Steve lives and paints in Cambridge, MA.