Having initially trained as a painter, Stephen now works in a variety of mediums, in particular ceramics and sculpture. His work features densely patterned and collaged ceramic platters and figures. The surfaces of these highly complex compositions are rich in imagery and reference to domestic, social and political life, having captured these images from my recent trips to India and Australia. He tries to reveal narratives by combining things which are obviously fantasy, things that are real and domestic, along with black humor. He likes to disorientate and confuse at first and then to slowly reveal events and characters that punctuate the journey as you traverse through both the familiar and the strange.
Stephen Bird studied a Degree in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, and also a Post graduate diploma at Cyprus College of Art. He lives and works in Dundee, Scotland and Sydney, Australia.