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31cm x 31cm
acrylic paint/spray on linen
inner self (side 1)
61cm x 61cm
Living between the lines
acrylic paint/spray on board
Jacob and the Angel
È un Punto di Partenza (It is a Starting Point)
Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
For the final exhibition of 2019, Chelsea Space presents a solo show of the work of Ian Stephenson.
A highly influential artist of the sixties and seventies, Stephenson was known for paintings built from thousands of tiny dots of paint, gradually layered to produce areas of density and depth — yet float mesmerizingly over surfaces, whether canvas or paper. A former tutor on the MA Painting course at Chelsea School of Art, (1970-89), Stephenson studied under Sir Lawrence Gowing at
Kings College Newcastle (1951-56), to become a Studio Demonstrator on the ‘Basic Course’, the now iconic experiment in art education founded by the artists Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton.
In turn, Stephenson’s teaching methods influenced the careers of a younger generation of artists including Sean Scully ChristopherLebrun PRA, Patrick Caulfield, Helen Chadwick,
Rita Donagh, James Latter, Michael Moon, Mali Morris and James Hugonin.