| Stephen Deery
Born 19 -- , Derry
2007 - 2010 BA Honours in Fine and Applied Art ,University of Ulster, School of Art and Design,
2005 - 2007 BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design- Triple Distinction. North West Regional College, Derry,
2006 Unique Moulding’s, Derry,Unique Moulding’s, Derry, (Summer 2006) Assistant
Shows and Exhibitions
2010 Mullan Gallery, Belfast, Christmas Exhibition
2010 Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2010 in38 Gallery, Ballymoney
2010 BA Honours in Fine and Applied Art Degree Show, University of Ulster, Belfast Campus
2007 BTEC National Diploma Final Year Show, NWRC, Derry
2010 Mullan Gallery Prize for Best Sculpture, Royal Ulster Academy, Annual Exhibition 2010.
2010 Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Student Prize, June 2010 at the University of Ulster Degree Show.
The work is inspired by historical and contemporary architecture. It is made from cast and coloured concrete that has ceramic involved sometimes. The work is minimalist with abstract geometric qualities. Interested in particular areas were the architecture can be admired from different view points. Noticing original forms, helps to create work that has direct link with concrete.
The work is minimalist in nature, but it still communicates with us. Reinhardt summed minimalism up by stating, ‘The more stuff in it, the busier the work of art, the worse it is. More or less, less is more.’
Attention to material, colour, form and precision, how they connect and link together. Admiring preciseness to an extent is important. The work should not look as if were machine made. Too much precision removes character from a sculpture. Enjoy the connection my hands have with the concrete.
My intention is to engage the viewer, producing awe with the sculptures through their weight, simple beauty and architectural link.
Stephen Deery, 2010
239 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7en