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Ian Stephenson

Paraphase Study, 1961, Oil and collage on paper, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Rugby Borough Council (1966), ©The Estate of Ian Stephenson

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Ian Stephenson’s (1934-2000) splattered droplets of paint onto paper or canvas and repeated this process throughout his practice to create movement and conversation between collections of droplets. Paraphase has a multitude of depth and direction ensuring every individual who participates in spending time engaging with the work will do so through different levels and observe a variety of unfolding stories portrayed within.