Stephen Buckley - Crazy Paving

Etching - Edition of 50 - 56 x 76cm

Studied Fine Arts at Kings College, Durham University under Richard Hamilton (1962 – 1967) where he was involved in the reconstruction of Duchamp’s Large Glass and then at the University of Reading (1967 – 1969) under Terry Frost and Claude Rodgers. He has taught variously at Canterbury College of Art, Chelsea School of Art, and The Royal College of Art and was Artist in Residence at Kings College, Cambridge (1972 – 1974). He was appointed Professor of Fine Art at the University of Reading in 1994, and Professor Emeritus in 2009. He has held over fifty solo exhibitions worldwide and is represented in many national collections.

For more than thirty years Buckley has concerned himself with addressing the major themes of the twentieth century through a personal style oscillating between the matiere of Schwitters, the dandyism of Picabia and the intellectual rigueur of Decamp by deconstruction and reconstruction. Eventually self - reference was inevitable and there is now a large portfolio of themes, references, motifs and symbols, which are continually reworked and reinvented.