Stephen Nolan

Stephen’s paintings explore recurring narratives of architecture and culture, his paintings are built up over a long period of time, employing photographs as an aid to his personal memories of the spaces that emerge. He uses traces of figuration as a tool to illustrate a sense of order and regularity in the landscape, ‘the consequence of Man’s dominance over nature’ but the recognisable subject matter is never allowed to settle down and become the meaning of the Piece, as his paintings should ‘be felt on the eye before the conceptual elements are allowed to emerge‘.