Art Brokerage: Steven Sorman Artist: b. 1948. Since his debut in the early 1970s Steven Sorman has built a reputation with, openly decorative mixed-medium works. Sorman's ornamental predilections have often provoked comparisons with the sensibilities of Matisse and Motherwell, though his work displays an equally strong kinship with Rauschenberg's cooler, "flat bed" organization of pictorial space. Like his accomplished precursors, Sorman has made collage a central part of his artistic practice.