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Steve Bishop

I'll Be Around, 2017

pvc, plate, ginger nuts packet, cups, laminated chipboard, radio playing playlist: in your quiet place - the new gary burton quartet i'll be around - marian mcpartland i can't get started - jim hall cry me a river - dexter gordon round midnight - dorothy ashby when your lover has gone - mary osborne i want to talk about you - ryo fukui skylark - paul desmond waltz for my grandfather - emily remler song for sarah - tomasz stanko quartet
106 x 89 x 40cm
About Steve Bishop
Steve Bishop works with fabricated and found materials and objects to articulate the poignancy and humour in sentimentality. His installations, such as little statues, a bowl of milk and cereal, an unmade bed, a half-eaten cake, or a screenshot of a Facebook chat, point to both the importance and futility of time and of a human life. Experiencing his installations produces an eerie feeling of entering into domestic settings but finding their inhabitants missing. Bishop’s video works feature touching amateur and found footage, like karaoke performances and cover songs. His works, to put it in the artist’s words, are “containers for something”, that “something” being evermore personal. Thus, the artist’s objectively everyday representations carry a subjective substance of serenity of human existence and cosiness of a regular life.