The Two of Us

1998
Bronze
450 x 300 x 300 cm
Edition of 3

In this sculpture Gregory has given lightness to volume, and in doing so belied the density and weight of bronze. This is achieved through his manipulation of texture, careful colouring and tonal rendering of the patina accentuated form. Gregory's depiction of open lips are sensual whilst also conveying a notion of viciousness and mystery, and his representation of an intimate touch between two hybrid creatures appears tentative and polite yet disturbing and alien. These creatures are the product of Gregory’s imagination, inspired by a television wildlife programme about the hippopotamus. Gregory has managed to create a pair of creatures that are both lumbering and ungainly yet tender and surprisingly graceful in their intimate embrace of one another.

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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.

Steven Gregory

Born: 1952

Other Artworks by Steven Gregory at CASS

1999

One of Us on a Tricycle (Small)

This is the smaller partner sculpture to Gregory's larger work. Gregory's practice is often marked by his acerbic wit an…

1997

Paparazzi

Groups are seldom benign, whether massed people, flocks of birds or herds of animals - there is always an element of une…

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