This catalogue was published to coincide with the artist's solo exhibition The Continuing Significance of Worry Beads, 21 October - 18 November 2000.
Stephen Chambers' work hovers between abstract and figurative, minimal and decorative, where colourful images of figures are held in a kind of suspended animation. His paintings speak of states of mind, behaviours and sensibilities which disrupt natural laws (like gravity) and fashion a very personal poetic language. Stephen Chambers trained at Central St Martins and Chelsea School of Art and has held solo and group shows in galleries across the world. His work is in many public and private collections in the UK and abroad, and he was elected as a Royal Academician in 2005.