Interview with Stephen Chambers


Pera Museum is hosting works by Royal Academician Stephen Chambers between 7 May – 20 July 2014. We spoke to Chambers about his art, his technique, and about the works in the exhibition, including the epic print “The Big Country”.

Stephen Chambers studied at Winchester School of Art from 1978 to 1979 and then at St Martin’s School of Art from 1979 to 1982. He graduated with a Masters from Chelsea School of Art in 1983. Chambers won many scholarships and awards, including a Rome Scholarship, a Fellowship at Winchester School of Art, and a Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Travelling Award. Recently, he has collaborated on three dance projects with the Royal Ballet: Sleeping with Audrey (1996), Room of Cooks (1997, 1999) and This House Will Burn (2001). According to the artist, his work ‘speaks of states of mind, behaviours and sensibilities.’ Critics have praised Chamber’s use of colour and his painterly exploration of his medium.

Stephen Chambers: The Big Country and Other Stories can be seen at the Pera Museum until July 20th.


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