Artist in Somerset.
Stephen Riley is a contemporary British artist based near Bruton in Somerset. He uses both painting and photography. This entry is devoted largely to paintings. Stephen also writes on art, society and culture
Highly qualified and experienced visual artist. Exhibited and collected in UK and abroad.
Paintings and prints for sale – see website (Google: Stephen Riley Art). CV and collector list on request.
See also photo website, Google: Stephen Riley Photography
His work is concerned with the language of painting in the context of its relationship with other forms of visual representation, the expectations conferred upon it by its history and practical medium of painting itself. This process of visual research results in abstract paintings which explore the tensions that occur when paintings are made and exhibited. For example: relationships between pictorial space and actual physical space in the form of depth on the picture surface; those between the formless and the rigidly controlled; and those between the traditions of painting and the image-making and abstract forms that occur beyond the gallery walls, in urban space.