Steve Caplin

Steve Caplin

London, England, United Kingdom

About Steve Caplin

I am a sculptor and digital artist, active in a wide range of media.

As a sculptor I work primarily with mixed-media collages, using found objects to create intricate constructions with surrealist and gothic overtones.

My latest project is Curieaux, a collection that reimagines antique furniture in mutated forms. Hovering ambiguously between the practical and the surreal, it adds bizarre and sometimes shocking dreamlike elements to familiar objects. By fusing traditional craftsmanship with post-industrial imagery, Curieaux carries the cyberpunk aesthetic into the realm of fine art.

My influences include Po Shun Leong, the Chapman brothers, Joseph Cornell and Hieronymus Bosch. My art explicitly embraces the Japanese principles of Wabi Sabi and Kintsugi.

My commissioned work includes a life-size figure for the Royal Bethlem Hospital, and my sculptures have been acquired by collectors in the UK and Europe. As an illustrator, I have been published in every mainstream UK newspaper.

I studied philosophy at the University of East Anglia, and am the author of a dozen books on digital illustration, as well as an Amazon #1 bestseller. I taught digital design at the University of Westminster and am a guest lecturer at the London College of Communication. I have lectured widely throughout the UK and Europe, and delivered the keynote address at the 2016 Royal Photographic Society Digital Conference.

Exhibitions

Exhibition of Curieaux art furniture at No20 Gallery, Islington, London, March-May 2017.