Contemporary Sculpture exhibiting at Soho Galleries & ArtPark Exhibitions
Bronze figurative sculpture has a long tradition.
For me, the Art Deco period was the foundation for inspiration. Running
parallel to that are ideas that spring from photographic imagery, fashion and
robotics. Somewhere, ideas develop and grow, but always around the figure.
I have always drawn, but mainly for the purpose of planning my sculptures. But
now, my drawings are developing into a more expressive form of my creativity.
Born in Hammersmith England, Stephen served his
apprenticeship as a Sculpture student at Newcastle upon Tyne and at Brighton
College in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia as a young
professional sculptor in the early 1980s. He has since attracted considerable
interest and many commissions throughout Australia, and in Asia.
In his work, Glassborow relies heavily on
traditional classical precedents and careful anatomical observation.
Nevertheless, he manages to temper his respect for figurative precision with a
refined elegance and beauty. His is sometimes an Art Deco renaissance.
Retaining fluidity in the body while still
achieving sharp muscular perfection through clay thrills Glassborow. The skill
of merging the two successfully drives him into further exploration of the