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STIGY

Joined Artfinder: July 2014

Artworks for sale: 45

United Kingdom

About STIGY

 
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  • Biography

    My name is Michael (Stigy) a I’m disabled abstract artist from Twickenham. I attended an art and design access course at a West London college. This is where my passion for art was realised. The course included sculpture, photography and computer design, but I found that when I painted I could express myself for the first time without limitations. I Have since started my own business and designed and built this website to sell my pieces. I have also shown work in local galleries and exhibitions. My ambition is to one-day exhibit in a prestigious gallery like The Tate Modern (hey, I can dream, can’t I?).   

    I use few techniques, due to my disability, to create my pieces. I have an adapted helmet which I can attach my brushes and I bang it on a plank of wood to create my Jackson Pollock style. For more clean images I have an assistant place either tape or stencils on the canvas.  My first three pieces were painted on dust sheets attached to wooden frames, as I have developed far better control and understanding of my tools I now create my artwork on much smaller canvas frames. Originally, I was not able to translate the image in my head to the canvas. I would have to apply many layers of paint until I had achieved what I wanted. When looking back at my older work, I realised that this technique gave my work depth and a more vivid appearance. This has now become my current technique layering light over dark and vice versa.

    My inspiration is drawn from my experiences and emotions, I find if I try to paint from a visual memory the process is forced and the results false and not true to me. For my pieces on the physical world, I will go out and take lots of photographs of my subject and upload the images onto a computer. From these images I will pick out distinctive shapes and colours and apply these to canvas.

    Stigy

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    Event: Stigy's Open House

    Dates: June 24, 2016 - July 3, 2016

    Venue: Stigy's Open House, 12, Buckingham Road, Hampton, TW12 3JA

    It's that time of year again where I open my house to the public. It runs over 2 weekends, 24th - 26th June and 1st - 3rd July. There will be refreshments available on the days that you come.

    Event: Pop up Exhibition for ARThouse, LBRUT Open House Festival

    Dates: June 27, 2014 - July 6, 2014

    Venue: Langton's Bookshop, Twickenham

    A pop up exhibition organised by Richmond Council to promote the Summer Open House Festival which included over 80 artists in the borough opening up their studios and exhibiting work.

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Previous events

Event: Stigy's Open House

Dates: June 24, 2016 - July 3, 2016

Venue: Stigy's Open House, 12, Buckingham Road, Hampton, TW12 3JA

It's that time of year again where I open my house to the public. It runs over 2 weekends, 24th - 26th June and 1st - 3rd July. There will be refreshments available on the days that you come.

Event: Pop up Exhibition for ARThouse, LBRUT Open House Festival

Dates: June 27, 2014 - July 6, 2014

Venue: Langton's Bookshop, Twickenham

A pop up exhibition organised by Richmond Council to promote the Summer Open House Festival which included over 80 artists in the borough opening up their studios and exhibiting work.


 

Biography

My name is Michael (Stigy) a I’m disabled abstract artist from Twickenham. I attended an art and design access course at a West London college. This is where my passion for art was realised. The course included sculpture, photography and computer design, but I found that when I painted I could express myself for the first time without limitations. I Have since started my own business and designed and built this website to sell my pieces. I have also shown work in local galleries and exhibitions. My ambition is to one-day exhibit in a prestigious gallery like The Tate Modern (hey, I can dream, can’t I?).   

I use few techniques, due to my disability, to create my pieces. I have an adapted helmet which I can attach my brushes and I bang it on a plank of wood to create my Jackson Pollock style. For more clean images I have an assistant place either tape or stencils on the canvas.  My first three pieces were painted on dust sheets attached to wooden frames, as I have developed far better control and understanding of my tools I now create my artwork on much smaller canvas frames. Originally, I was not able to translate the image in my head to the canvas. I would have to apply many layers of paint until I had achieved what I wanted. When looking back at my older work, I realised that this technique gave my work depth and a more vivid appearance. This has now become my current technique layering light over dark and vice versa.

My inspiration is drawn from my experiences and emotions, I find if I try to paint from a visual memory the process is forced and the results false and not true to me. For my pieces on the physical world, I will go out and take lots of photographs of my subject and upload the images onto a computer. From these images I will pick out distinctive shapes and colours and apply these to canvas.

Stigy

 
 
 
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