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Born in Margate, England, Stephen Thorpe moved as a child to Scotland. Having traveled throughout his early twenties, Thorpe graduated in 2010 from Gray s School of Art in Aberdeen with a First Class Honours degree in Painting. Upon graduating, he has received the Alexandrina McKenzie Legacy and the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) New Contemporaries Award. At the New Contemporaries 2011 exhibition, Thorpe was awarded the (RSA) Sir William Gillies Bequest and the (RSA) The Skinny Award.
Stephen’s work begins with the intention of representing space. Drawn from childhood memories and visited places, the paintings are a meeting place for an array of visual imagery, acting as mirrors designed to unsettle one’s own sense of perceived reality, all generating a sense of displacement.