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Trespasses and Dust (2010)

Steven Claydon

print on Ettore Sottsass designer linoleum, mounted on powder coated aluminium and steel frame

Southampton City Art Gallery

Trespasses and Dust (2010)





Ettore Sottsass designer linoleum, Powder coated aluminium, Steel


191 x 139.5 x 5 cm


Presented by the Contemporary Art Society with the support of an anonymous donor, 2015

Ownership history:

Gifted anonymously to the Contemporary Art Society, 2015; presented to Southampton City Art Gallery, 2015/16
Steven Claydon reinterprets the objects, images and texts through which ‘cultural baggage’ has been communicated and rewrites history as a series of ‘what ifs’. His fusion of old and new is mysterious and tantalising, and he jumbles the usual categorising of high and low culture. His pieces contain clues, symbols, images and texts from familiar sources that combine to create confusion and disruption. Of the work Trespasses and Dust (2010), the artist states: ‘to put it simply, it’s to do with the way memories manifest themselves and the way they mutate and sometimes crassly impose themselves into the “now”.

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