Bonnie and Clyde, aka Steph Burnley, is a contemporary British artist, whose mixed media collage and print-work centres around scenes of the urban imaginary. Her work takes the form of screen-prints, large-scale originals on paper and wood, as well as 3D installation pieces. Employing a blend of photography, collage and paint, the emotive art of Bonnie and Clyde explores the psychogeography of the metropolis, immersing the viewer in beautiful and bizarre cityscapes.
Music and ﬁlm, along with signage and iconography, bleed subtly into Bonnie and Clyde’s artwork, while architecture, street photography, and the coast appear as central, recurring themes. “I love visiting new places, absorbing my surroundings. The colours, the sounds, the architecture, the fear, the joy… and translating that into my art”, explains Bonnie and Clyde.
With a sensitivity to the relationship between the built environment and the natural landscape, the work of Bonnie and Clyde opens out a space in which to explore human interaction in urban sites. The emotional themes are often about freedom and the self-inflicted constraints, love and loss intermixed with elements of socio political situations.
Bonnie and Clyde studied 3D design and worked as a graphic designer and photographer for music and culture magazines before setting up her studio in Brighton. She currently exhibits with a number of galleries across the country and international art fairs, as well as working on commissions for private collectors. Notable shows include Lilford Gallery, Canterbury, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, and the Leeds College of Art exhibition ‘Subterraneans’, where her work was shown alongside artists Kim Gordon, Yoko Ono, and Gavin Turk. BONNIE AND CLYDE WEBSITE