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    Steve Upton

    ARTSPACE, | 25/04/2015 : 31/05/2015

    Marking The Surface I paint what is around me, the bus station, the derelict shop fronts, the forgotten corners, the every day for so many. I like that uniquely English outlook that is an uneasy combination of the humorous, somewhat grotesque and surreal and is often a celebration of the grainy side of life. As a figurative painter within this culture I look for the odd or bizarre which might be stumbled upon in unexpected places, the visually tense and the sense of decay and abuse of lives, expectations and property in the urban landscape. And, of course, the surfaces layered with statements: political, heartfelt, personal and rude.