westgate on sea, Kent, United Kingdom
About Steve McPherson
I am a British artist, whose primary source material for the past 15 years has been the discarded plastic objects that wash ashore near my home on the Kent coast of the UK. I work in a way akin to the role of archaeologist/collector or a paradoxical treasure hunter, creating new histories and meaning for the objects I use in my work. I often create infographics as part of this process, sometimes with colour varaiations caused by my colourblindness. It is a multidisciplinary practice that includes, assemblage, collections, sculptural objects, installation, book works, photography, and sound.
I studied to MA level in Canterbury and at Winchester School of Art, UK.
In recent years Steve has worked with British Council in Cairo, and won a Sculpture residency for the International Marine Environment Art Project at The National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan. He has collaborated artistically to promote the work of a range of marine conservation groups including the Marine Conservation Society (UK), Surfers Against Sewage (UK) and Algalita Marine Research Foundation (USA).
He exhibits a diverse range of artworks in an equally diverse range of exhibitions. Including; Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, France, 'Gyre - The Plastic Ocean' Touring exhibition USA, ‘b-side festival’, Cultural Olympiad of 2012, and shows in independent galleries in Berlin and Turin, Switzerland, Finland, France and Italy and the USA.
The Other Art Fair, Bloomsbury 30th March - 2nd April 2017.