Stephen Graham creates playful yet thought-provoking limited edition artworks featuring iconic objects, logos and symbols from the pop art repertoire. Informed by his background in theatre design his work is both an intricate artistic composition and a strong piece of narrative; his intention is always to convey a range of messages, should the viewer choose to read them. Working within popular cultural tropes allows him to comment on issues such as our mass consumer culture, nostalgia and social structures which adds a layer of intrigue and substance to the finished piece. The visual impact of each vibrant artwork is enhanced with his use of diamond dust to add sparkle and clarity. Combined with his subtle social critique, this makes for a fascinating collection that entices not only the eye, but also the mind.
Stephen graduated from the prestigious college of Art and Design at Central Saint Martins in London in 2003, and now lives and works in his home country of South Africa. Over the last decade, his works have become highly sought after collector’s pieces. He has undertaken commissions from both notable companies and private collectors.