Bio

Stephen Ibbott graduated in 2001 with an MFA from the University of Guelph (Canada).
Since then he has exhibited his work widely in gallery exhibitions and Art Fairs and is currently represented by Gallery House (Toronto).
His work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Toronto Star, Canadian Art among others.
He has also won many awards including the "Arts 2000" National Prize for the Visual Arts and a 2012 Ontario Arts Council Grant.
More images and information can be found at: www.stephenibbott.blogspot.com


To participate in his world-wide tagging campaign "Love in Digital Times" please go to: www.loveindigitaltimes.com

Monday, 25 June 2012

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Selection of Recent Work - oil on canvas
In his collection of new work, Stephen Ibbott draws from the semiotic resources provided by Western culture over the centuries and collapses them into a 21st century mode of visualization, playfully operating within the traditional still life genre. The works rely on the viewer’s cultural knowledge of historical objects, now so readily available through Internet propagation and Google image searches. Indeed, images from art history have become so ubiquitous that they too are now considered in the context of Pop. The trans-historical contexualizations demonstrate how the visual meanings inscribed in objects such as antiquities and eBay collectables are mutually affected and cross-pollinated. Ibbott’s idealized encapsulations of pop, modern, and antiquity begin as digitally-composed collages and are then painted freehand in oil on canvas.
Jodie Elliott
Project Manager - MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art



2011 Good vs Baaaaaaad - oil on canvas

2010 Hey Monkey! - oil on canvas and acrylic on aluminium

2009 - Love in Digital Times - acrylic on aluminium

2008 - Love in Digital Times - acrylic on aluminium

2007 - Love in Digital Times - acrylic on aluminium

2006 - Love in Digital Times - acrylic on aluminium

2005 - I Can Control Chaos - acrylic on aluminium and plywood

2005 - Remarkable Stories - acrylic on aluminium 

 2004 - Secrets From the Master Plan - acrylic on plexiglas

2003 - Somewhere Over the 10011101110110 - enamel paint on aluminium

2002 - Ctrl/Shift - acrylic on aluminium