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If you are an artist, a lover of art then I hope that I can inspire you to do what you love.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

About Stephen Powell and His Work.



The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of The Parts.

Today we are multi-skilled and often multi-task. Many of us have more than one type of work in order to make ends meet.
We are a complicated generation who increasingly rely on the latest technology, but somehow retain an underlying spirituality.
These thoughts were a starting point for this work, in the way that these titles are only a starting point for the viewer.
Art can't help but reflect the times in which it is made, but I use the medium of paint and canvas, which in this day and age is sometimes considered outdated. I believe the visual language of painting is just as relevant now as the use of traditional instruments to make contemporary music.
It is what you say through the medium that is important.
The fascinating challenge for me is balancing the language of colour with the vocabulary of mark making and the struggle with composition in order to produce something visually interesting.

Stephen Powell
Born in County Durham 1955
Studied  Art and Design at Hartlepool College of Art and Leicester polytechnic
Fine Art at Hornsey College of Art, London.

Has exhibited throughout Europe and is included in many public and private collections.

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