Steff Norwood works between the disciplines of design and sculpture. His work is hybrid by nature. He imposes a singular aesthetical approach through his choice of materials, form and colour. This process is applied to both conceptual and commercial projects.
Paint and the painted surface is omnipresent in Norwood’s work. Norwood draws inspiration from diverse sources such as folk art, psychedelia, zen art and Abstract Expressionism. He is interested in the metamorphic qualities paint can bring to any given object and many of his works have an industrial aesthetic, very much informed by a background in car refurbishment and spraying.
Steff Norwood lives and works in Glasgow. He graduated in sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art in 2000 and from The Glasgow School of Art with MLitt Sculpture in 2013. Projects include Steff Norwood, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow (2015); Collaboration with Atelier E.B., Palace of Art, Glasgow (2015); The Stick Behind The Door, Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2013); House Style and collaboration with Atelier E.B., Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2013). Since 2011 Norwood has been collaborating with design curators Panel, on projects – Scotland Can Make it, Peoples Palace Glasgow (2012) and House Style, Tramway, Glasgow (2013). More recently he has been fabricating and collaborating with Atelier E.B on a number of projects most notably The Inventors of Tradition 2, Palace of Art, Glasgow (2015) and Passer-by, Serpentine Galleries, London (2019).