Stephen Price | Artist Overview

Stephen Price (1995) was born and raised in Italy for 19 years after his parents emigrated from Ghana. In 2014 he moved with his family to Birmingham (UK) where he discovered his interest for Art. From that moment he decided to study Art & Design in College then graduated in 2020 at the University of Northampton in BA Fine Art Painting and Drawing.

Using a mixed media technique consisting of charcoal, pastels, oil and acrylic on canvas, Price paints intimate portraits of Black subjects in abstract or enchanted natural environments seemingly suspended in time. His visual language pushes beyond pure replication of photographic images and deviates from physical realities by pairing the real with his imagination and memories. By applying the skin with the depth of charcoal and thick expressive brushstrokes of acrylic and oil, he creates a physicality of texture that is both rough and soft. 

Price’s first solo show was in 2021 with Gallery At Home in Usk, United Kingdom. His second solo show was with Chili Art Projects (London) in October 2023. ‘I Wish I Could Be The Moonlight’ his upcoming solo exhibition at Bwo will be his debut  solo in Africa. 
Stephen Price’s work has integrated the collections of notable collectors in the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Malaysia, France, Belgium, Nigeria and Germany.

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