Stephen Thorpe

WORKS

BIOGRAPHY

PRESS & NEWS

VIDEOS

INQUIRE

 

Born 1981 in Margate, UK. Lives and works in Hong Kong.

Thorpe is known for his interior-based paintings, which are informed by a longstanding interest in psychoanalysis, sociology, folklore, symbolism and the reality of myth. His painted architectural spaces can be understood as a manifestation of the psyche arrived at through an ongoing and in-depth self-analysis of the personal and collective unconscious. The rooms are the mind. Thorpe describes this as unmapped psychological territories manifesting, and the act of painting as a process of visualizing and harnessing the internal coexistence of order and chaos.

Thorpe received his MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London and is currently a Professor of Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). He has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Basil H. Alkazzi Foundation Scholarship; Saatchi’s Showdown Prize, judged by Kristine Roepstorff and Matthias Weisher; prize winner of 3 rd Ward Open Call, Brooklyn, New York; and the Royal Scottish Academy’s The Skinny Award. His work is included in prominent private and museum collections and has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world at venues including Saatchi Gallery, London; Copeland Gallery, London; Summerhall, Edinburgh; the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; and Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, amongst others. He sits on the Selection Committee for the Basil H. Alkazzi Scholarship Award and the Ali H. Alkazzi Scholarship at the Royal College of Art, as well as the Outstanding Student Award in Hong Kong.

Visit Thorpe’s Virtual Exhibition: Space Invaders

Space Invaders
09.17.2020 - 10.31.2020

Virtual Exhibitions:

Stephen Thorpe
September 18, 2020 Press

Stephen Thorpe in Home Journal

Denny Dimin Gallery offers unique glimpse into an artist’s mind during self-isolation via virtual art show “Stephen ThorpeSpace Invaders”.

Read in Home Journal


Stephen Thorpe
Space Invaders
Virtual Exhibition
2020
Stephen Thorpe with Dr. Esterhuyzen
Art and Psychology
2020

Inquire

This site uses analytics, cookies and/or other 3rd party technologies that may have access to your data, which are used to provide a quality experience. If you do not agree, opt out and we will not load these items, however, necessary cookies to enable basic functions will still load. Visit our Privacy Policy to learn more.
Contact Us:
Email us at email@dennygallery.com for requests involving data we collect. View our Privacy Policy for more info.
Opt In / Out:
To change your opt in settings, please click here to opt out or in. Or, close this popup.

We are now open for walk in visitors. You can make an appointment if you would like an exclusive visit.

SIGN UP NOW