Steven Claydon, ‘Mutt & Jeff (The Great Dictators)’, 2004-2005, Galerie Bob van Orsouw

About Steven Claydon

Steven Claydon makes multimedia installations that explore the associative power of objects and the relationship between documentary and fiction. Claydon’s projects—which can include sculpture, video, assemblage, and painting—are often research-based, either examining or challenging commonly held beliefs about history and authority. His works draw from both associations with modern movements and folk artifacts or relics. Displayed in conjunction, the assemblages become intentionally self-contradictory and offer strong statements about colonialism and the permeation of western culture. He also presents these in faux museum-like settings, thereby extending his critical statement to the public institutions that create and display culture.

English, b. 1969, London, United Kingdom

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