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55. Tazelaar Stevenson


Estimate: £400 - 600

The Christmas Auction - Lot 55, Tazelaar Stevenson, Untitled

Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Screen print pigment on canvas
84 x 59 cm.
Executed in 2019

A painting executed through the lens of print making, Tazelaar Stevenson plays with the layering of transparent colours and subtle textures.
By working with a loose set of rules and restrictions, Tazelaar gradually builds up this work, allowing the shape and composition of the work to be found through his artistic process until he is satisfied with the dimensionality of his layering.
Tazelaar Stevenson’s creative practice spans across media, including screenprinting, drawing and painting , as well as incorporating music and field recordings. Tazelaar’s work is rooted in a felt connection with nature: as a life long birdwatcher, the artist seeks to connect his experiences to his practice through walking, investigating, recording and scanning the landscape. 
Such organic foundations are, it seems, in tension with Tazelaar’s focus on the process of making - allowing techniques and procedures such as screenprinting to carry out the work and often determine the final outcome. It is a tension reflected in his prints and paintings, where bold, shifting stripes and rays - geometric patterns and layers of tones and colours - are augmented with loose, gestural marks, and an overall sense of fluidity. Tazelaar’s thin layering of flat colour creates an uncanny impression, much like the exquisite shades of an eggshell, the fine richness of porcelain or simply the necessity of a boundless black. 
Fine Art Printmaking (BA Hons), Norwich School of Art and Design, 2003.
Selected Group Exhibitions: Performance Print Event, Photographers Gallery, London 2013. Grid, Nunns Yard Gallery, Norwich 2014. Shift, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich 2018. Fieldwork, Haarlem Artspace, Derbyshire 2019. QUIN, Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich 2019.
Tazelaar Stevenson has completed many commissions for the music industry including: Tongues, inner sleeve artwork. Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid, Domino Records, 2007. Pink, album artwork, Four Tet, 2012. Glaive EP, album artwork, Nathan Fake, 2015. Music for a Flat Landscape, album artwork, Luke Abbott, 2015.
Tazelaar Stevenson is also including Shift #1 and Shift #2 in The Christmas Auction. 
The Christmas Auction - Lot 55, Tazelaar Stevenson, Untitled

07 Dec Dec 07

Menier Gallery, London SE1 1RU