Stephen Glassborow specialises in making Sculptures in Bronze inspired by Art Deco era . You can see his amazing new work at his 2014 exhibition at Red Hill Gallery Brisbane on October 10th. We found Stephen prior to exhibition opening and had a chat.
AC: Your work portrays a great deal of imagination. Is that something you have always had?
SG: As a figurative sculptor my first challenge was to master the anatomy. Once I felt I had achieved that goal, I looked to expand my creative energy .It took a while to find ways to bend my thoughts .But once I had discovered the potential of my ideas, they just began to flow.
AC: We hear that you name your pieces before you decide what they will look like, so where does the inspiration for the names come from.
SG: I like to look for clichés or common phrases that possess the potential for a double meaning. That gives me the chance to view the phrase in a different perspective, in a way that it may not have originally been intended.
AC: The Art Deco period is prominent in your work, is that something personal to you or has it evolved over time.
AC: What would you say would be the most inspiring environment for you to create in?
SG: Early in the morning or at my local coffee shop. Ideas appear when I least expect them. Often I don’t know where they come from, or why, they just are.
AC: Do you have a favourite piece of work? What do you love about it?
SG: At the moment I love working on my Mini Series. They are small intimate and relatively quick for me to create Bronze sculptures take so long to make , and I am limited to creating 6 new pieces a year, at the most. Miniatures allow me to give birth to ideas relatively fast, some have been wandering around in my head for years.
AC: If you had an artist dinner party, which 3 famous artists would you absolutely have to invite.