Using humour as an entrance to my work, my multidisciplinary practice manipulates the viewer’s stock response. In doing so,  I try to engage the viewer directly as much as possible with the object represented.  A viewer comes expecting to see something with which he or she is familiar;  by satisfying that need, yet playing with the expectations, my work will ask of the viewer an engagement of sensibilities that reaches beyond what was anticipated. 


Toronto-based artist Miles Stemp creates images, objects and exhibitions that employ humour as a means of entry. Much of his work explores the futility, frustration and human error that occur when he attempts to carry out tasks better suited to mechanical production. Stemp is a founding member of VSVSVS who’s activities include collaborative art making, a residency program, a formal exhibition space and performative public appearances (