"The collage art of Tyler "Sour Steve" Stephens continues to reveal new connections upon each study and poses many interesting questions about the reality of our world today and how we got here. The complexity of the many collage elements and references to well-known pop culture images surprise and intrigue." - Jenna Bailey

Tyler "Sour Steve" Stephens 25 years young2021
Sour Steve with fellow punk collage artists: DNGRCT and Winston Smith.Circa 2022.

Who is Sour Steve???

Sour Steve is the stagename of the punk propagandist and award-winning visual collage artist, Tyler Stephens.

Tyler "Sour Steve" Stephens, originally from West Virginia is the embodiment of the newest generation of DIY punk artists. Inspired by many of the great surrealists of our time (Max Ernst, Dali, Picasso, etc.)  as well as the politically-charged antifascist montages of German collage artist John Heartfield, Sour Steve's artistic reach shows no boundaries and no mercy, juxtaposing images of war and corruption with images of comfort and convenience to creating striking visuals with a powerful message about our social and political system; nothing is sacred in the world of Sour Steve. 

Hand-cut collages with some occasional minor digital adjustments, all artwork is hand-carved and glued to perfection using his enormous collection of old and obscure picture books, encyclopedias, National Geographic, LIFE Magazine, newspaper, etc. 

Tyler is currently the youngest featured artist in the San Francisco-based punk art collective: Destroy Art Inc. headed by legendary punk collage artist: Winston Smith. Together, the team use music and art as a tool to fight off hate, corruption, and injustice as seen and promote love, empowerment and community! Check out Sour Steve and the rest of the Destroy Art team at DestroyAllGalleries.com 

Sour Steve, the embodiment of hope for a continuing punk tradition of sabotaging and repurposing propaganda to draw (or cut) the truth from the lies.. 

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