The Piano - Stephen Cramb
The Piano

Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney
To allude to modernist engineering, the 6’8 grand piano is built to scale from sheet aluminium with rivets that fasten each section into place. But the shape of the grand piano with its curves and suspended lyre make it instantly recognisable; its place in history defies a new rendering. It remains an archetypal instrument of refined sensuous feminine beauty.

The Piano - Stephen Cramb

The Piano

ARTIStephen Cramb

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The Fall

The Fall - Stephen Cramb

The Fall, Ray Hughes Gallery Sydney

When most people think of ceramic objects, small, detailed vases and figurines come to mind. So for artist, Stephen Cramb, conceiving a falling gangly 6 foot ceramic figure ensured he produced the inverse of this ideal. The Fall, was created at the heavily industrial Kholer plant in the United States, and includes the figure, his restoration, body parts and empty buckets, so that the show succeeds in uniting the delicate with the maladroit.

Series - Still Life

Metropolis - Stephen Cramb

Metropolis

METROPOLIS

The exhibition brought together the familiar monkey component seen in the exhibition On the Edge of Town, while introducing the structural linear element of scaffolding. While scaffolding is representative of the traditional built environment, the addition of the monkeys introduces the unexpected.

Enter the Fatman - Stephen Cramb

Enter the Fatman

ENTER THE FATMAN

Shaped in polystyrene and cast in fiberglass that stands slightly larger than life size at two meters tall. He has a microphone in one hand and is centered on a stage made from timber and form ply. He controls the preceding.

This figure was realised and shown in marquette form in ‘on the edge of town’.

The Stage - Stephen Cramb

The Stage

THE STAGE

In ‘The Stage’, three dogs circle a raised platform. The stage is void of any element of performance. It is bare; and the placement of the dogs around its perimeter accentuates the denial of a central activity.

Stephen Cramb - Artist
"I am a better artist and create stronger artworks when I link myself with industry and artisans, extending the potential of my projects far beyond what I can achieve on my own within the confines of a studio." 
Stephen Cramb
AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES

John Michael Kohler Arts Industry Residency, Sheboygan Wisconsin USA

Moya Dyring Studio, Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, Awarded by the AGNSW

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Exchange Scholarship

Hutchins Art Prize, winner Student Section

COLLECTIONS

John Michael Kohler Art Center
Kohler Company
Private collections

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