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È un Punto di Partenza (It is a Starting Point)
Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
Private view: Tuesday 12 November, 6-8.30pm
Exhibition runs: 13 November – 13 December 2019
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 11am-5pm
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.