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Steve Upton - 'paintings'

Exhibition runs from 07/11/08 until 03/12/08
Gallery Open: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

 

A thought-provoking showcase of edgy and refreshing work by Beverley-based figurative painter Steve Upton


Steve Upton 'paintings'

These paintings are in the main the product of Steve Upton's time in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, an ex-mining town, satellite of Coventry. With additional new work centred on East Yorkshire produce since the artist's move to Beverley.

 Steve Upton 'paintings'

So, why the subject matter? Steve paints what's around him, the bus station and subways he used every day on my way to work. The fairs on the local field, recently the giant ice cream cone on Bridlington seafront and the man at Hull train station.

Steve Upton 'paintings'

The artist likes that uniquely English outlook that is a somewhat uneasy combination of the humorous, slightly grotesque and surreal. Steve sees it as a consequence of being subjected to a childhood in Cleethorpes in the 1950's and 1960's.

Steve Upton 'paintings'

As a figurative painter Steve Upton looks for the unexpected situations which might be stumbled across in the area, the visually tense and edgy. And of course the surface layered with statements - political, heartfelt, personal or rude.

 

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