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Steve Lovatt

Born: Newcastle
Lives and works: Staffordshire
“I am not constrained by any material: I explore the potential of all media to allow my work to evolve.”

Playful sculptor Steve first learned how to create balloon animals at a children’s party and has delighted youngsters and adults alike ever since.

Inspiration

With over 30 years’ experience under his belt, the artist has experimented with a wide range of materials, including bronze, wood, fibreglass, ceramic, resin and steel. By not constraining himself to one medium, he allows his work to continuously evolve.

Citing the famous Japanese-born balloon twister Masayoshi Matsumoto as a source of inspiration, he has no pretentions about his art. In his own words, he wishes to create pieces which “looks great on a gallery plinth or by the kettle in the kitchen.” Put simply, he wants to make viewers smile.

Steve says: “Doing what I do brings happiness to both me and my collectors. It draws upon a symbol of happiness embedded in our collective psyche from our formative years, themes of children’s parties and simple pleasures.”


 

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