Stefan Gec was born in Huddersfield in 1958 and studied fine art at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle upon Tyne and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Since 1989 he has been engaged in the production of a number of site-specific and process-based artworks which explore his relationship to British and European culture as a Briton of Ukrainian origin. These include Bitter Waters, Mews, Lure, Mews & Lure, Trace Elements, Detached Bell Tower, Natural History and Buoy which is third in the series of pieces which take their inspiration and materials from a quantity of metal plate salvaged by Stefan Gec from decommissioned Soviet submarines being broken up for scrap in the English port of Blyth after the fall of the Iron Curtain.


Stefan Gec
ISBN 1 901033 43 0
Published 2002
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Trace Elements Work from 1989 – 1995
ISBN 1 899377 05 0
Published 1995

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