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Stephen Brandes, b.1966


” ‘Chandelier’ was the second in what was to become a sizeable series of works, where floor vinyl provided the ground for large and highly detailed drawings of a perpetually reinvented fictional world. In these pieces, drawing becomes a vehicle for story-telling, where both satirical observation and invention are interwoven into dystopian topographies.”*

*Stephen Brandes, artist’s statement, 2011

MediumPermanent marker, biro and oil on vinyl
Dimensions 276.9 x 398.8 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2004
Item NumberIMMA.1769
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Stephen Brandes, Chandelier, 2004, Permanent marker, biro and oil on vinyl, 276.9 x 398.8 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2004

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Stephen Brandes b.1966

English artist Stephen Brandes moved to Ireland in 1993. He completed an MA at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2002. His work explores the interplay of word and visual language as a vehicle for storytelling, with particular reference to travel fiction, absurdism and satire. Brandes represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2005 and has shown in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. He now lives and works in Cork.
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