Artist's Intro

Julian Stair

Figural Sarcophagus ICrouch Jar IFigural Jar II

Statement

These works by Julian Stair were exhibited in the acclaimed major solo exhibition, Quietus, which opened in 2012 at Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) and then toured to The National Museum & Gallery of Wales in Cardiff, Winchester Cathedral and finally Somerset House in London.

Quietus, explored the containment of the human body after death and the resulting monumental hand-built vessels are both technically challenging and powerful works of art. They are the culmination of ten years work.