Stephen Todd

Painter.

Artist Statement

Statement:


My main methods of practice are painting, drawing, and photographic means. The work has a strong sense of marks and lines, a mixture of instinctive, deliberate and accidental, often incorporating lines of text. Drawing is an essential process; charcoal an important medium and life drawing a basic discipline. I am also interested in the historic significance of places and events - how is the past represented? How are facts constructed? In conclusion, my work is figurative in its inspiration and I seek to make pieces that are visually strong, aesthetic in quality and continue to affect the viewer.

 

Stephen is a Sheffield based artist working primarily with landscape and the human form.  His main methods of practice are painting, drawing, print-making and photographic means.  The work has a strong sense of marks and lines often incorporating writing. It maintains a direct use of colour and references the materials being used. Stephen also undertakes projects that consider the historic significance of places and events and seek to bring this more conceptual approach into the range of work he undertakes.  Ultimately Stephen seeks to make pieces that are visually strong, aesthetic in quality and that continue to affect the viewer.