The Rebirth Of The Figurative Form – The renaissance of figurative art has a new protagonist in Brighton born, London Based artist Steve Yeates. He explodes the concept of the traditional aesthetic by his innovative use of socially inherent recycled materials such as reconstituted vandalised bus shelter glass & resin or recycled papier mache paper products.
Creating reflections of the human body from shattered vandalised bus shelters by reconstituting the glass is just one of the many ways that this innovative figurative artist uses the concept of de-construct to evolve destructive forces into new constructive aesthetic realities. If the re-genesis of tradition art is proving awkward, its maturation is surely blossoming with this incisive exploration of the human soul. It is therefore no wonder that an artist such as Steve Yeates is enjoying such critical appreciation. www.steveyeates.co.uk
Simon Patrick art journalist June 2017