Stephen Polatch

Swan Selfie, 2021


Hand-Signed Limited Edition of 8
Woodcut Print on Washi Paper
36 x 28 cm

As if from a long-buried dream summoned from the subconscious, Glasgow-based artist Stephen Polatch (b. 1990) draws inspiration from walks taken in suburban British streets. His works depict unfolding events and fleeting encounters, frozen in a whimsical moment of deeper imagination. Polatch’s curious scenes and cast of characters are a meld of overlapping references, from video games to 12th-century Italian painting. They are as much a reflection of the artist’s own mind as they are the strange array of individual influences that we each carry with us.

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Stephen Polatch lives and works in Glasgow, UK. After completing his BFA at The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford in 2013, Polatch went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Drawing School in London. Recent exhibitions include Clyde, Soft Opening, London (2021); Peepers, K Halstead, London (2021); A Many Voiced Argument with Life, Glasgow International/Market Gallery, Glasgow (2021); Prestwick, New Glasgow Society East, Glasgow (2021); The Amber Room II, Amber Room, London (2020); Eigenheim, Soft Opening, London (2020); Graven Images, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow (2019); and Drawings of Iasi, Iasi, Romania (2019).

We’re thrilled to stock this hand-printed edition made from a cherry wood block on Japanese Washi paper. Read his exclusive interview with Elephant.