CALUM STEVENSON WORK
BIOGRAPHY  I currently attend Glasgow School of Art studying Fine Art Masters and graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design studying Fine Arts BA (Hons). My art work focuses on my own fears and personal experience. Being hospitalised when I was younger has left me with a deep dread for clinical environments. I found the experience particularly distressing but despite this fear, I am curious about these sterile environments. They have an unnerving, eerie quality to them that I find provides an interesting aesthetic, one which I bring into my paintings. The process of creating my paintings comes from digital montage. Rather than working from standard photos, I create my digital collages made from medical journals and magazines. I tend to combine medical images with that of geometric brutalist architecture. I do not admire this type of architecture and aim to avoid it, as it reminds me of where I first grew up and where some of my family still reside. Yet, I use this imagery in my work to give it something personal, and this contradiction is something I find interesting. Inspired by my love for art, I not only create work that centres around my fears but also paintings and drawings that come from images that inspire me to create.
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