Ones to Watch: Interview with Steven Wood

Find out more about Steven's work in our artist interview!

June 17th, 2020

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YOUR FULL NAME, AND UNIVERSITY COURSE/YEAR

Steven Wood, Sheffield Hallam University BA Honours Fine Art 2nd Year

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK TO US IN 3 WORDS?

Original, visionary, and unique

WHAT MEDIUM DO YOU PREFER TO USE?

50/50 clay and plaster

WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR WORK?

Life, emotional journeys, and the heart

WHAT IS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT ARTIST TOOL? IS THERE SOMETHING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IN YOUR STUDIO?

As I love to sculpt that will be my hands

DURING THIS UNCERTAIN TIME WHAT WILL YOU DO TO OCCUPY YOURSELF?

Applying for exhibitions, working on sketches and clay maquettes towards possible further projects. Currently writing a submission for the open call at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park!

WHICH ARTISTS ARE YOU MOST INFLUENCED BY?

Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti, Antony Gormley

HOW DO YOU SEEK OUT OPPORTUNITIES?

Social media platforms, Curatorspace, axisweb, opportunities advertised through University

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?

Short term I intend to finish off my final year at University, embracing every opportunity while trying to build my presence within the Art world. I am aware that I need to make some major decisions in the near future as I am coming to a crossroads in my life, but art will always play a major part of this

TELL US ABOUT AN EXHIBITION THAT HAS STAYED WITH YOU

Antony Gormley /R+A/London 2019. Amazing, what an exhibition. It instantly grabbed your emotions. from the brilliant use of space entering the large open courtyard where a sole bronze baby lay, capturing the ambience of isolation and having been abandoned, to moving into a space where you saw large bronze boulders slowly swaying. They really stimulated your neuron sensors and imagination!

ANY BOOKS/ FILMS/TV SERIES THAT YOU’D RECOMMEND FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN ART?

Book, The Elements of sculpture

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS?

@baleztena work is piquing my interest at the moment

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT?

I just want to produce and exhibit unique, individual pieces of work that captures their audience. Whether that in a small local gallery or at a large international event!

WHAT IS YOUR MOST SUCCESSFUL PIECE OF WORK AND WHY?

Not a journey is my most successful piece of work so far! It’s been in the Sunny Bank Mills Ones to Watch 2020 exhibition, and recently a picture of that work appearing in The Times newspaper.

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