Steven Foy. Artist’s statement
I was born in Manchester. I moved south to study art in the 1980s, where I became enthralled with abstraction and its painterly and poetic possibilities.
I have absorbed the urban landscape of my time growing up in the north; later that of London and more recently the English country side where I now live.
I make work from my observations and experiences of colour, structure, space and my interest in industrial processes. Here my preoccupation with the contradictions and contrasts between man-made order and organic growth come together and are interpreted in paint.