One of Us on a Tricycle (Small)

1999
Bronze
220 x 140 x 155 cm
Edition of 9

This is the smaller partner sculpture to Gregory's larger work. Gregory's practice is often marked by his acerbic wit and childlike imagination, the combination of which questions and explores the flux state of postmodernity. Despite the tricycle rider's lack of facial features, its' earnest expression can still be understood by way of its body language and truncated physical form. The ability to create credible monumental sculpture that is suffused with comedy is no mean feat and is seldom realised on this scale.

As Damien Hirst has said of Gregory, “in these visually bombarding and morally conflicting times, seemingly effortlessly he creates art that prods, and pokes, ignores and strokes and slaps us into submission.” Unnervingly humorous and wonderfully kitsch, One of us on Tricycle does just this.

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About The Artist

Steven Gregory's body of work combines a variety of materials, that includes electronic parts, semi–precious stones and bronze. Gregory manages to create works with undertones of emotional profundity and humour. For instance his use of human remains is undoubtedly morbid and reflective on mortality, however by beading these skulls in precious jewels Gregory exposes his no-nonsense approach to materials and illustrates his wicked sense of humour. Gregory draws on his traditional stonemason skills to create works that ostensibly appear neo-classical and conventionally formal, but upon further investigation pop with unusual juxtapositions of our natural and manmade world and hang somewhere between abstract and figurative sculpture.

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Steven Gregory

Born: 1952

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1997

Paparazzi

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