- Gregory Stock
Cape Town artist Gregory Stock’s childhood fascination with making & altering objects served as early inspiration for his current work around the concept of transitional objects & spaces.
A transitional object is an item which is veryimportant to its owner for representing something other than itself. Often present in the lives of children, it provides a sense of comfort & continuity.
A transitional space is one of experiencing & experimenting, where theboundaries between inner & objective realities are blurred & where play & creativity originate.
In his current transitional state of young adulthood, Stock seeks comfort as the familiarity of university life fades, leaving a sense of uncertainty. He has turned once again to the familiar objects and toys of childhood, but now re-imagining those transitional objects and spaces into artworks.
Viewers can themselves experience a transitional space by engaging with Stock’s kinetic drawing machines. By being present during the creative process as the machines create images in front of us, we find ourselves, as Stock himself is, in a space between.
Read an interview with Stock on VISI magazine's site here.
Black & white photography courtesy of Carl Jacobs.