Mary Stephenson

Round (Green)

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Year 2024
Medium Oil on paper
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm

About the work

While exuding a mood of tension and apprehension, Stephenson’s canvases are simultaneously undercut with a distinctive, dark comedy. Bright and highly saturated worlds shift and move between the familiar and the uncanny, which lead the viewer into an abundant space of exploration and discovery. Stephenson refers to the canvases as ‘pregnant spaces’ where she gives room for the unconscious to grow and reveal its hidden meanings – at times, sun drenched rooms allude to rich fertile ground that swells and illuminates out of the canvas.
What appears is a distinct and mysterious snap shot into Stephenson’s cinematic depiction of ones all consuming and excessive desire to fit in and belong.

Career Highlights

Mary Stephenson (b.1989, London, UK) previously studied at The Glasgow School Of Art and the Royal Academy Schools.

White Cube, Paris, France, 2025 (Solo Show)

Royal Academy Schools Degree Show, Royal Academy Of Arts, London, UK (2023)
Absent Presence: Mary Stephenson & Rachel Whiteread, Jeremy Scholar, London, UK (2023)
On The Edge Of Fashion, Rose Easton Gallery, London, UK, (2023)
Interior, Michael Werner Gallery, London, UK, (2022)
Civil Twilight, Ginny On Frederick, London, UK, (2022)
Suddener Than We Fancy (Solo show) – Incubator, London, UK (2022)
Fertile Spoon: Mary Stephenson & Grace Pailthorpe, Bosse & Baum, London, UK (2021)

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