Steve Marriott

Location: London
Website: www.stevemarriottart.com
Bio:

I began painting on my own, guided by an instructive desire to do so, then progressing through City and Guilds courses into exhibiting and eventually graduating with a 1st Class Honours Degree form the University of East London in 2016.

My current work incorporates scenes and images from some of the movies within the horror and science fiction genre that have had a personal and profound resonance in my consciousness. I sample both high-end artistic psychological film and mass-culture mainstream horror and science fiction equally; the isolated images being made equal by the act of painting them. In most instances I appropriate peripheral details and establishing shots, as well as the more melodramatic Imagery, rendering them detached from their context, yet retaining the atmosphere and mood of the original source. I use these moments to express underlying themes and emotions that emerge from the visual language inherent within the genre, such as anxiety, loneliness, alienation and fear of the unknown. The unheimlich.

I imbue the paintings with often nocturnal and lately rich colours, painting them in a way that gives them an initial allure before the unsettling content becomes apparent.

I am constantly discovering new inspiration, in film and in contemporary and historical art.

Some of my major influences have been Edward Hopper, Cindy Sherman, Glenn Brown, Gregory Crewdson, Munch, Goya, Velazquez and Hammershoi. I continue to find inspiration in the work of artists, filmmakers and writers such as David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, John Carpenter, Stephen King, Harlan Ellison and Ray Bradbury. My work as also been influenced in recent years by Asian horror film.

Exhibitions:

Born: London

Lives and Works in London

Education

University of East London (2013 - 2016)

BA (Hons) in Fine Art, First Class

Rosetta Arts (1999 - 2007)

Level 3 City and Guilds Certificate in Oil Painting

Level 4 City and Guilds Certificate in Teaching

Level 2 City and Guilds Certificate in Oil Painting

Level 2 City and Guilds Certificate in Mixed Media

Level 2 City and Guilds Certificate in Watercolour

A Level in Art and Design

Graduated in 2016 from The University of East London with a 1st Class BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art and has exhibited in London, Russia, USA, Greece and Berlin. Currently self-employed as a free-lance artist and technician.

Exhibitions

2019: PL.artstow: The Tower Gallery, Plaistow, London
2019: Dark Discoveries (Solo): The SE9 Container Gallery, Eltham
2018: Rosetta Arts 25th Anniversary Event: The Gerkin, London
2018: Memories: The Mill, Walthamstow
2017: Between Realities (Solo): The Humble Gallery, London
2017: Stimulus: Green House, Berlin
2017: Alienation (Athens - Part 2): The Cultural Centre of Moschato, Athens,
Greece
2017: Alienation (Athens - Part 1): Room 7, Athens, Greece
2016: Alienation (Moscow): A3 Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2016: Seeing: 256 Well Street, Hackney, London
2016: Alienation (New York): The Ground Floor Gallery, New York
2016: Summer Salon 2016: Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes, Hackney, London
2016: Alienation (Philadelphia): James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia
2016: UEL Fine Art Degree Show: University of East London, Docklands
2016: Changing Perspectives: The Humble Gallery, London
2016: Trumped: The Cock and Bull Gallery, Shoreditch, London
2015: Remember Nature: AVA Gallery, University of East London, Docklands
2015: Fustercluck: University of East London, Docklands
2015: Cargo: Trinity Buoy Wharf London
2014: Breaking the Chains: The Tower Gallery, London E13
2014: Summer Exhibition: KPMG, Canary Wharf, London E14
2014: TIQ (The International Quarter), Stratford City E20
2014: The Cock and Bull Gallery, Shoreditch, London EC2A
2014: FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), Canary Wharf, London E14
2013: Art Arising: The Tower Gallery, London E13
2013: Shadowlands: Stratford Circus, Stratford E15
2013: Art Matters: KPMG, Canary Wharf, London E14
2013: Step: Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford E15
2012: Soul on Fire (Solo): Rathbone Windows Gallery, London E15
2012: Art on the Railings: Stratford E15
2011: Magic and Alchemy: Stratford Old Town Hall, Stratford E15
2010: Stratford Everyday: Theatre Royal, Stratford E15
2010: Newham in Abstract: Vicarage Lane Health Centre, Stratford E15
2010: Celebrity Culture: Stratford Old Town Hall, Stratford E15
2009: Nuts about Art: The Hub, Canning Town, London
2009: The Hub of Newham Exhibition: The Hub, Canning Town, London
2007: The 'Like What I See' Exhibition: London School of Economics
2006: Gallery 47, London
2006: London City Airport Gallery
2005: St Martin in the Fields, London

Residencies

2016 - 2019: Rosetta Art Centre
2012 - 2013: Theatre Royal, Stratford East
2012: The Rathbone Windows Gallery