- Thursday 30 November 2017 17.00 to 18.30
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Informed by history, archaeology, and anthropology, Steve Claydon's mixed media sculptural installations – like weird stage sets – decontextualize objects, often playfully juxtaposing surprising aesthetic styles to produce an immersive and culturally disorienting experience for the viewer.
He has performed and shown work internationally in exhibitions at Tate Modern in London, Art Basel in Switzerland, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Düsseldorf and Portikus in Frankfurt am Main. He has held numerous solo shows, most recently for example at Mount Stuart Castle, Isle of Bute, in Berlin with 'Der Uberlebensinstinkt' at Kimmerich, and 'The Gilded Bough' at Sadie Coles HQ, London. Many of his works are in public and private collections, such as Tate, Haus der Kunst, Munich, the Rennie Collection, Vancouver and the Saatchi Collection. Earlier this year he was shortlisted for the prestigious, inaugural Hepworth Wakefield Prize for sculpture, exhibiting alongside David Medalla, Phyllida Barlow and Helen Marten. He is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London.
Claydon was also a member of the now defunct electronica band Add N to (X). Harry Potter fans may know that in 2005 he made a cameo appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as a member of the band The Weird Sisters.
Claydon was born in London in 1969, where he lives and works. He studied Fine Art: Painting at Chelsea School of Art & Design, graduating in 1991, and completed an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and Design in 1997.
Free event, registration required, available from 9:00 on Tuesday 26 September 2017
Image credit: Hepworth Prize 2016 installation View, image courtesy Sadie Coles.