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Stephen SCHOFIELD



Born in Toronto in 1952, Stephen Schofield lives and works in Montréal.

Following his studies in the visual arts, Stephen Schofield has, over the past twenty years, enjoyed multiple solo exhibitions in Montréal, the United States and in Europe, as well as participating in Les Cent jours d'art contemporain de Montréal in 1992, and La Biennale de Montréal in 1998. He was awarded the Prix Louis-Comtois in 2004 and is represented by the Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montréal.

Exploring installations and sculpture as well as drawing, in the past years, Schofield has focused his interest on childhood and its multiple ramifications. While anthropomorphic and organic, Stephen Schofield's works maintain a link with the inertia of matter that is submitted to the random effects of mechanical processes. Often bordering on enjoyment and violence, the artist's work confronts and creates links between the world of dreams, memories and reality. At times leaning towards the "worrisome weird", the works of Schofield can destabilize and create tension between opposites, but it is most often likely to plunge the viewer into the depths of his own imagination.

"Schofield's use of cloth in his work (which includes most of his production) is not explainable in terms of any of the usual conceptual models. These models include the metaphor of the body, the "transitional object" (Winnicott), and the "causal object of desire" (Lacan). [...] The works of Stephen Schofield exorcise the forces of gravity - and perhaps even the risks of falling for the entire being".
Serge Tisseron, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 1994.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Schofield
Neuf moulages pléthoriques
1995
Estampe on Arches paper, silk (organza, mousseline), treads, clay in emulsion, oil and glue
78,5 cm x 61 cm
Edition of 32, all different
4 available
$ 900 (unframed)