Project Description

Stephen Graham

After graduating from Central Saint Martins in London in 2003, Stephen Graham made his mark on several disciplines and sectors both in London and in his home country of South Africa. He implemented a process of what he calls ‘experiential design,’ working in the fields of d cor, fashion and lifestyle, magazines, theatre, TV, cinema and events.

Graham constructs dazzling three-dimensional artworks from metal pins, each individually crowned with SWAROVSKI Crystals, and the essential ingredient of negative space. In this intricate and precise process, he transforms clusters of exquisite jeweled pins into iconic images of objects, logos and symbols from the pop art repertoire. Working within popular cultural tropes allows him to comment on issues such as consumerism, nostalgia and social structures.

“Using crystals, I can transform a hard-edged pin and iconic image into something with a life of its own, with light, body, depth and movement,” Graham says.

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