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Information about the art of Stephen Webb

About …

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ABOUT THE ARTIST …

Born somewhere just outside London in 1970. Lived in Japan, Portugal and Australia. Travelled through Africa and Asia. Educated in Philosophy at Liverpool University. Self taught artist, started drawing at the age of 25. Now living in Donostia San Sebastian in the Basque Country.

ABOUT THE ART …

Ten years in development, most of this work originates from an encounter with the islamic geometric tradition displayed in the great monuments of Southern Spain, especially the Alhambra and the great mosque of Cordoba. The sacred fire encoded in these designs inspired me to believe that here was a journey to be had amongst pure line and color, searching out a balance between clarity and complexity, two powerful lenses, adjusted to focus the attention, to feel what you see. For me the question of abstract art should be, not what is it, but what does it actually do.