Biography of Steven Claydon
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 facts, unveils new truths to us through his work.
Found objects are a key component in Steven Claydon’s oeuvre, and even when making multiples, he incorporates unique elements, such as the found gas canisters in the editioned Vehicle for a Spent Dream.
Steven Claydon’s work is in public collections across the globe, including the Tate Gallery, London; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Rennie Collection, Vancouver, and the Saatchi Gallery, London. Claydon is represented by the prestigious Sadie Coles Gallery in London.