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Stephen Thorpe  Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Poetics of Space'
Oil on canvas
Oil on canvas

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About Stephen

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.

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"Mind blowing imagery- Such detailed and original painting's"

"that is a very beautiful paint"

"You have a wonderful imagination. Great color sense & great technique. Your surreal photorealism with deckle edge is fantastic. I'm not even sure if the deckle is the actual canvas edge. Your portfolio is magnetic. I love everything. I hope to see your work in-person one day. TYJ"



"Love your work...sort of Floydish!!"

"that's how i feel every monday morning!"

"Your work is intriguing - details really draw the eye (and mind) into and around each painting. Love your use of color too - Thank you :)"

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