Stephen Beer

Joined Artfinder: May 2015

Artworks for sale: 34

(2)

United Kingdom

Updates from Stephen Beer's studio

  • The Butcher's Shop

    The Butcher's Shop

    Steve teams up with fellow Artfinder artist for the Plymouth Art Weekender. Together they aim to present a surreal show in one of Plymouth's thinnest galleries at The Clipper Inn.

    11 September 2018

    Absurdite Parfait

    Absurdite Parfait

    Some of my more unusual work can be seen at this contemporary take on a surrealist art show at one of Plymouth's newest galleries.

    03 July 2018

    Artmazing Exhibition at Powderham Castle

    Artmazing Exhibition at Powderham Castle

    I feel privileged to be part of this original show. A maze of artwork at Powderham Castle, near Exeter. https://www.powderham.co.uk/events/view/artmazing-exhibition

    03 July 2018

    Celebrating Life Exhibition

    Celebrating Life Exhibition

    As part of the Hocking Hill art collective I will be exhibiting work at the Harbour House, Kingsbridge, from Thursday 19th to Wednesday 25th April 2018. Opening times are 10am to 5pm, with drinks and nibbles viewing night on Friday 20th from 6pm to 8pm. All are welcome.

    18 April 2018

    WooHoo at Ocean, Exmouth

    WooHoo at Ocean, Exmouth

    I will be taking part in the Woo Hoo Show from Tuesday 6th March to Sunday 11th March. This isn't just an art exhibition, but a complete week of art with humour, events, workshops and demos.

    04 March 2018

    March 2017 Average Art Magazine

    March 2017 Average Art Magazine

    "...Fucking Monkey..." featured in the March issue of the alternative arts magazine "Average Art".

    14 March 2017

    The Readymade and #Pop Art 4

    The Readymade and #Pop Art 4

    Ever since Marcel DuChamp produced his first recognised ReadyMade, "Bicycle Wheel", in 1913, artists have used existing objects in their conceptual work to challange and question the notion of "What is art?". #Pop Art 4 takes the graphic elements of T-Shirt / poster design (borrowing heavily from Katherine Hamnett / Paul Morley's "Frankie Say" design) and places Tracey Emin's bed into a "What If?" situation. Please feel free to laugh.

    29 March 2016

    #Pop Art 3... the medium is the message?

    #Pop Art 3... the medium is the message?

    I love that artists are creative and use different methods and materials to produce their work. Over the past couple of years a number of artists have taken to producing work on newspapers and book pages. Is this linked to austerity, a cheap substrate? Are we concerned with the environment and recycling? Or is it another means of experimentation and expression. Whatever the reason I couldn't help but recall my youth and my grandfather's toilet in which he made his own toilet paper from yesterday's newspaper. In the 1970s my own parents did the same when money was short and we'd run out, hence #Pop Art 3 "In the 1970s...".

    24 March 2016

    About the #Pop Art series.

    About the #Pop Art series.

    There has always been a debate with certain types of art that, "Anyone could have done that" or "My five year old could have done that". Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain", Carl Andre's "Equivalent" series, Andy Warhol's screenprints (which often anyone did create, albeit under Warhol's watchful eye), Tracey Emin's bed, Bridgette Riley's stripes and Jeff Koon's inflatables have all, at some time, evoked these types of responses. I have a soft spot for these works and, like most artists, my response to "Anyone could have done that" is usually, "But they didn't". The #Pop Art series is intended to use humour to further fuel this debate. The first piece, "A Fucking Monkey Could Have Done That", playfully teams Warhol's famous Velvet Underground banana with Banksy style graffiti, while "Guilty" puts the culprit behind Riley-esque prison bars. I hope you enjoy the series.

    17 March 2016

    January 2016. New Year. New work. #Pop Art 3 "In The 70s..."

    January 2016. New Year. New work. #Pop Art 3 "In The 70s..."

    19 January 2016

    Geometrics - Art at Ashtorre - an exhibition of my latest work.

    Geometrics - Art at Ashtorre - an exhibition of my latest work.

    Paintings now up at Ashtorre Rock, a small but busy Cafe Gallery. Many thanks to John Forster.

    20 June 2015

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