Steven Ochs Commissions    •    Artist Statement    •    Collectors Information
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Article - Brianna Wheeler, Arts Reporter, Willamette Week

Commissions

Working with me

For art installations that blend grandeur with architectural finesse, and offer immersive experiences within any space, contact my studio. Each creation is crafted to harmonize with its environment or resonate with personal collections, inviting engagement and reflection.

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  • ClientsAmazon, Space Needle, GM, Corporate and Private Collectors
  • CommissionsPersonal Collections, Activations, Architectural installations
  • ServicesPersonal Commissions based on inspiration
Artist Statement.

In the ever-evolving landscape of art and technology, my work exists at the nexus where traditional artistic methods intersect with the boundless possibilities of artificial intelligence. I am an artist dedicated to exploring and expanding the frontiers of visual perception through the innovative use of Stereolayering— my patent pending technique where I use AI, photomontage, and physical layering to hack observers perceptions offering a new experience of the creation of art.

Each piece I bring to life is an invitation to journey beyond the conventional, to engage with art in a way that is profoundly personal and universally resonant. By harnessing the transformative power of AI, I seek not just to hack the human perception but to harmonize it with the complexities of our digital age. My artworks are bridges—connecting the past with the present, the digital with the physical, and the known with the unexplored.

This moment in time, marked by rapid technological advancement and a renaissance of creative expression, is ripe with potential. My art is a response to this unique era: a celebration of its innovations, a reflection on its challenges, and a speculation on its future. Through Stereolayering, I aim to create not just images, but experiences—mesmerizing, immersive, and ultimately transformative.

My mission is to push the boundaries of what art can be and do. Each work is a testament to the beauty of a post AI era and the power of imagination, standing as a landmark in the ongoing dialogue between humanity and technology. In a world awash with change, my art offers a space for contemplation, connection, and wonder—inviting viewers to see beyond the surface, to imagine what lies ahead, and to consider their place in the tapestry of human history.

Artist History.

My artistic journey is a story of 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, my path to becoming an artist was anything but conventional. My 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 my skills in communication but also instilled in me a profound understanding of diverse perspectives and the transformative power of storytelling. It was during these formative years that I began to explore the potential of multimedia art, setting the stage for a lifelong endeavor to merge art with the audience's experience.

Throughout my career, I've embarked on various innovative projects, each one a stepping stone in my 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, my work has consistently sought to challenge and redefine the viewer's engagement with art. Notable projects like The Art Face Off and The Ochs 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 the creation of Stereo Layering, a groundbreaking medium that embodies my belief in the imaginative power of the viewer.

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I am a QBist.

We are living in one of the greatest epochs in human history, an era where the unleashing of the imagination is not just a poetic metaphor but a tangible reality. Throughout my life, I have worked tirelessly towards this monumental moment. We stand on the cusp of what may be the most extraordinary period humanity has ever experienced. As an artist and a thinker deeply immersed in the principles of Huna and the scientific framework of Christopher Fuchs' Quantum Bayesianism (QBism), I believe that our imagination has the power to change everything. This belief is not just a fanciful notion but grounded in the profound teachings of Huna and the groundbreaking science of QBism.

QBism is not a religion, but a way of thought. The principles that guide me reflect the interplay between perception and reality. I see the world at interplay with our thoughts, recognizing the boundless nature of potential with the need to direct energy toward focused attention. These are not mere abstract concepts; they are the pillars upon which I build my life and work.

My discussion on this way of thinking, available for download here, can help to understanding this worldview.

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