Stephen Carley

Stephen Carley

Artist, Teacher

I'm an artist/ teacher.
My work is completely concerned with context, process and materials.
I often choose to use 'poor' materials - for example, dust, cardboard, chalk on blackboards, lead, chocolate, ashes, water and other stuff. Perhaps discarded found materials collected between home and studio. LoFi audio techniques collecting field recordings, glitched samples, filtered, cut up, reconfigured. 

I like to give the viewer / audience / student, room to manoeuvre intellectually.
I'm not really interested in simply making work that has to fit on a mantle shelf, an office wall, a stage or a commercial white cube space, however, I am interested in engaging with ideas that subvert or possibly compliment those contexts. 
My work is sometimes intentionally confrontational, sometimes intentionally beautiful.
Profanities, congested space, white noise, ugly / beautiful, process led - 'making a mark'.
I try to avoid associations with art HIStory.
This is my 'punk rock'.



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Location Sheffield, Yorkshire
Activities Secondary education, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Installation, Printmaking, Sculpture, Sound
Tags Construction. Deconstruction. Process. Materials. Drawing. Installation.

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