Stephen Burke

Dublin / Ireland

Stephen Burke is an artist from Dublin, Ireland. He developed an artistic practice after being involved in the Irish graffiti community for many years. Stephen received his Masters in Painting from the Glasgow School of Art in 2018 and has been developing his studio and academic writing practice since. […]

Biography / Stephen Burke

Stephen Burke is an artist from Dublin, Ireland. He developed an artistic practice after being involved in the Irish graffiti community for many years. Stephen received his Masters in Painting from the Glasgow School of Art in 2018 and has been developing his studio and academic writing practice since.

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Stephens work draws from the built environment as subject and playground and explores notions of urban regeneration, post-vandalism and situationist workings. The work he’s making currently relates to the architecture and public spaces of Berlin. He is particularly interested in how humans interact with these spaces and the many oddities which are left as the remnants of these interactions. Stephen builds paintings made of tiles and other utility elements. He uses these surfaces as a blackboard to narrate coded messages and depict imagery. These paintings usually contain iconography which relates to the spray painted construction markings which demarcate public space and large painted patches which reference the removal of graffiti (another form of demarcation) along with a plethora of other oddities he encounters in public spaces throughout the city. These works bring to light the peripheries of our cities and consider the role of art in our everyday experience.

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Hybrid Sculptors „with or without you (in Berlin)“
There is a new exhibit in the URBAN NATION museum: The artist collective Hybrid Sculptors created an interactive video work called “with or without you (in Berlin)”, which gives visitors the opportunity to become part of their performance art.
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COMMUNITY WALL BY CARL KENZ
At the end of June Carl KENZ was in town and left behind a new Community Wall at Bülowstrasse 97, close to the URBAN NATION museum. The result of this spontaneous collaboration is a new work of art entitled “Raised
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ONE WALL BY BUSTART
The new mural by BustArt at Artpark Tegel is entitled “Departure” and picks up a current topic: the upcoming closure of Tegel Airport. Locally close to the airport, the residents around Neheimer Strasse 4 can now look forward to a
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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
News from Artpark Tegel: The Berlin painter, illustrator, musician and concept artist Jim Avignon has created a new ONE WALL that expresses the zeitgeist and asks the question of the future between uncertainty and a mood of departure. The new
New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
The URBAN NATION museum presents itself with a new, humorous face. The new facade design by Dave the Chimp and four other artists from Berlin not only encourages more solidarity and thus addresses a very current socio-political topic, it is
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
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ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and