Steve Cox is a British-born, Melbourne-based artist and writer, known for his homoerotic images; stream of consciousness landscapes and animal/human hybrids. His works, which had explored homicide, the phenomena of rave culture, and a spectrum of mental health issues, confront the darker side of human psyche. Cox has always been outspoken against censorship in the arts, and has written numerous essays and articles on the suppression of homo-eroticism in western art since the Renaissance.
Steve Cox has garnered curatorial and collectors’ following early in his career, exhibiting regularly throughout Australia and abroad, and receiving prestigious scholarships and travelling fellowships. His works are to be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, a number of state, regional and tertiary institutions, as well as respected corporate and private collections across Australia and abroad.
The artist is currently represented by William Mora Galleries in Melbourne.
Steve Cox is rightfully considered among Australia’s foremost watercolour artists. The delicate washes and pigment applications attest to the artist’s mastership of the medium. The present work is reflective of the artist’s rigorous practice of life drawing as well as to the centrality of the male nude to his artistic practice. This beautifully executed work would be a perfect addition to emerging and seasoned collectors of contemporary art as well as to the connoisseurs of watercolour painting.
Steve COX (1958 - )
'Study of Con #3' 2004
watercolour on paper
Image Size: 37 x 27 cm
Dimensions: 64 x 52 x 2 cm
Signed: Signed with initials and dated lower right: S.C. 05; titled lower left
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Exhibited: Steve Cox: The Beautiful Ones, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, 23 Jun - 16 Jul 2005
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
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