My work explores the ways in which absence, presence, destruction and preservation are witnessed throughout human experience. Exploring perspectives of both natural and manmade phenomenon and developing projects in response.
My studio practice is project based, running with different ideas, using different materials all suited to that particular focused idea. This has led me down some very experimental routes, exploring a range of materials from steel and concrete to glass, wood and paper. Combining the experimental nature of my work with audio visual elements has produced an intriguing displays of installation work and performances.
About the work
About the Artist
Stephen Kavanagh, born 1986, Kirkcaldy, Scotland
I studied at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, completing the Painting course with a First Class BA Honours in 2010. For three years I was based in Edinburgh producing work for exhibitions and embarking on several research trips through Europe and Asia. Awards such as the RSA John Kinross Scholarship and the Fife Artist bursary allowed for intense research periods.
Attending Edinburgh College of Art was the next stage of my artistic journey, obtaining my MFA degree in Contemporary Art Practice in 2015. Since then I have continued to build upon the skills I have, participated in artist residencies across the world and produced more experimental work in response to these experiences.
Let me tell you a story about my dust pile...