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The end of the World Pt 1, oil on canvas, 35x35cms, 2014.

The end of the World Pt 1, oil on canvas, 35x35cms, 2014.

Stephen Palmer transcribes the ephemera of everyday life – from second-hand records to newspaper clippings (often obituaries or reports of a noted individual’s death) – into paint and pencil with exquisite precision. His coolly analytical approach belies a longing to create an order from the chaos of the mundane, as well as a wistful nostalgia for the simpler pleasures of his youth. This process of transcription – reproducing faithfully every nuance, every discolouration, crease or tear in the original – confers a sense of importance, value and permanence to objects and events that would otherwise be seen as the refuse of our disposable culture.

Contact: stephen[at]stephenpalmer[dot]org[dot]uk

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