Stephen Park - Artist
Stephen Park - Artist renowned for his artistic talent in interior Steel Staircases and Furniture under his company name Overwrought (www.overwrought.co.uk), is producing an amazing array of paintings and sculptural pieces for both inside and outside of the home through his new company DistinctlyMinty also based on Thurcaston Road, Leicester. His ability knows no bounds as he branches out into another area of creativity.
He has always dabbled in art for his own personal use and as gifts to his family and friends which is inspired by his incredible imagination. That is until he was finally persuaded to launch into the wider world, by one of his more artistic clients in London. Although in 1999 at the City Gallery Leicester he took part in the theme of 'Strike a Light' for which he created an abstract bed with candles, but concentrated on developing Overwrought into the resounding success it is now. Stephen has also, in the past, created sculptures with plaques for the Leicester Mercury when they gave awards out to local outstanding restaurants, pubs, hotels etc - His very own 'Oscars' handed out to the winners!!
After meeting up with his artistic client in London again, he was encouraged and helped to recently hold an exhibition at a the client’s own private house in Primrose Hill, London which received a great reception at which he sold 5 pieces of his art. His next private exhibition is to be held on April 11th 2012 (to be confirmed) in Rockley, Wiltshire. His reputation is gaining momentum and he has interest from Galleries in London who wish to showcase his artwork together with a local gallery to us in Rutland, Leicestershire.
He likes to work with large canvases as he feels they provide the impact he wishes to express creating a WOW factor. Working mainly with aerosols (Not a graffiti artist on public buildings though!) he feels it affords him the free flow technique needed to explode the subject matter onto the canvas, plus adding the essential detailing with acrylics and enamel for added dimension.
Stephen uses steel as a predominant medium in his sculptures creating his 'Other Worlds' installations which are a humorous thought provoking play on words from common English phrases and sayings passed down through our culture throughout the years. These have a tactile, tangible, form which have evolved into a distinctive free flow design, being influenced by the grand master Gaudi. These sculptures turn the functional into statement pieces. Utilising miniature models they are placed onto a sphere which sways on a light metal pole enabling the sphere to undulate naturally, replicating perhaps matter out in space. The spheres are painted with enamel and coated with particles of fibre to create an illusion of grass. These sculptures can be made for outside of the home, giving yet another dimension to outside living and a talking point to boot!! This garden artwork is made from predominantly steel with quirky added touches, such as a model robin in a metal nest and will not tarnish or fade giving impact to your garden regardless of the season - let your imagination run wild!!
View more of Stephen’s incredible creations for purchase or hire at: www.DistinctlyMinty.co.uk with prices starting from as little as £300.00 for an original bespoke masterpiece. The web site is well worth a visit. Alternatively call Stephen on 07976 927017 or 0116 2666106 Commission work happily undertaken too.