Stephen Snoddy’s work is an ongoing investigation into line and format, which are often translated from one picture to another. He sometimes regards two consecutive paintings as a diptych, with left and right-hand panels forming parts of a composite whole. The work becomes defined by its geometries, serial approach and limitless variations. In his own words, ‘The paintings often come in pairs or a small series and incorporate architectural and geometric structures with colour to get everything right – space, line, form. The final result is a balanced resolution made through corrections, revisions and re-workings.’
Born in the UK in 1959, Snoddy trained as an artist at Belfast College of Art where he graduated in 1983 with an M.A. in Fine Art. He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally since 1980, with exhibitions including: ‘Looking At’, Southampton City Art Gallery, 2017; and ‘Recent Work’, Artistsworkhouse, Warwickshire, ‘Conversations’, Rabley Contemporary, Marlborough, and ‘Looking Out’, Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels, all 2016. His work is in public collections including: Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland, Frank Cohen Collection, Hertfordshire Education Authority, Open University Milton Keynes, and Southampton City Art Gallery. He is the director of The New Art Gallery, Walsall.
Featured image: Stephen Snoddy, Untitled 105 (after Matisse), 2015, Mixed Media on Mounted Paper, 46.6 x 66.6cm (18.3 x 26.2in.)