Internationally recognized British artist Steven Claydon (b. London, 1969) creates contradictory assemblages that highlight the importance of context in shaping meaning, and question our perceptions of past and present. His juxtapositions of ancient relics, folk artifacts, and modern-day objects made of unexpected materials are at once disorienting and revelatory. Claydon, who is known to extensively research ideas and challenge given… Read more
About the artwork
Internationally acclaimed British artist Steven Claydon’s cast bronze crocodile carries an empty nitrous oxide canister, commonly known as laughing gas. The aptly entitled juxtaposition is a deft symbol of our relationship to the world: Human activities have led to an exponential increase in nitrous oxide emissions, and our natural world is bearing the burden.