Steve Messam is an environmental artist based in the North East of England. His temporary, eye-catching installations, typically “bigger than a house”, exploit colour, scale and narratives, creating a moment of interruption in the familiar. These bold and large-scale installations uncover layers of
narrative within the landscape, drawing on existing uses of the land and reflecting an understanding of the geological, cultural and agricultural practices used to shape it. From working with farmers to re-imagining historic architecture, these ephemeral, site-specific art installations uncover hidden stories and explore a deeper understanding of place.