Stephen Chambers RA (b. 1960)
The Exploration of America
lithograph in colours with chine collé, 2015
on wove paper
signed in pencil, from the edition of 25, with 5 artist’s proofs
printed and published by Nutmeg Editions
Image and Sheet: 560 x 700 mm.
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Chambers’ print comes from a series of works he has made over the last three years that explore the American Midwest as a metaphor for encounters, journeys and unchartered space. Its imagery relates to a monumental print work The Big Country that was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2012 and the Pera Museum, Istanbul in 2014.
Stephen Chambers (British, born 1960) 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).
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