Stephen Cornwell

Location

North Haven , Australia

Preferred artistic medium

Contemporary, New Media, Paper Art

Art level career

Emerging

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Artist statement

Digital / Giclee paper @27cm and @35cm square and on canvas @1m square. 

Editioned to just .../35 each. (Wallpaper Series)

I have no commercial gallery representation but I’m very interested in talking to any contemporary gallery either in Australia or elsewhere who might be interested in my work.

Hi :-)...

I’ve been creating artwork for most of my life. I grew up in Newcastle.
 I have a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and also a Degree in Education.
 I’ve taught Visual Arts in Secondary schools, and lectured in Visual Communications at Tertiary Ed - Tafe and Design Institutes. In 1999 I co-established an Ad and Design Agency with partner (Cate) in North Adelaide during which time I’ve been nationally awarded for my branding creative.
This year has seen a big change in my priorities and I've invested a lot of time developing my personal artwork. It’s nice to spend time developing concepts and images for myself for a change. I like to diversify a bit with abstract works on canvas which incorporate plastic tags, wire leads, pins and tape giving them a highly tactile quality but as well , I create limited editioned (archival) giclee works on paper and canvas.
This year, I’ve really focused on developing my giclee (digital) works which include a themed series called “Living Wallpaper” which is mostly playful and has an interesting backstory based on a travel experience I had in New Zealand with camouflaged bugs and their relationship to surrounding shape and colour. Other new works don’t adhere to any theme. They just happen and are usually very diverse in subject matter and even also in style. I like to adapt my style to suit the subject and concept. It keeps my thinking "fresh" and I feel more confident about the finished result if I don't tie myself down to a particular look.
All “wallpaper” pieces are produced as Limited Edition Giclees on paper @ 35cm square using archival media with a colour stability of 80 years.
All images are produced at the highest level possible. The 1 metre square works are no exception, producing spectacular vivid clarity and rich dynamic contrast. 1M square images are editions of …/5 only.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work :-) 


Stephen