Steve Bauer is a german freelance artist and illustrator. Steve Bauer’s large art works are technically based on classic figuative drawings. However, during the work process, he integrates various other technical means and forms. He focused on monochrome works – especially black and white paintings with finely tuned gray tones. All done with acrylic ore oil colours. Often, he exhibits his paintings with sound and light-installations to give the emotions a better surrounding. His works reflect themes of everyday life encounters, per-sonal experiences as well as society. Such topics usually mirror the artist´s self-understanding to play a certain role in society, i.e. To recall important value and norm concepts and bring them into the awareness of people. Steve Bauer`s works could be perhaps best characterized by the term “painted theme collages”, as he always tries to find the most succinct and typical elements of a theme and unites them in a very direct but profound manner in just one single image. His theme -images could therefore be compared to embosser or stamps the contents of which depict typical phenomena of our times.