The Big Country and Other Stories
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç
9 The Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Role of Royal Academicians
13 The Big Country and Other Stories, Stephen Chambers
21 Spinning the Compass
33 Observations from a Collector of Art
39 Stephen Chambers and Alison Wilding in Conversation
Organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the Pera Museum, Stephen Chambers: The Big Country and Other Stories exhibition presents a journey to the artist’s world, gathering paintings and graphic works from the last 20 years of his career. The fine texture, flat perspective and decorative elements stand out in his print series and oils that bear influences from early Renaissance painting. His impressive work takes its influence from William Wyler’s epic 1958 western The Big Country, providing the initial inspiration for a large-scale work consisting of 78 separate prints.
The exhibition catalogue features his other series of prints as well as his oil paintingsalongside The Big Country, shedding light on the artist’s illustrative and colourful world.
Publication year: 2014
Page number: 105