Stafford Allpress

Stafford Allpress creates exquisitely faithful miniature renderings of everyday objects and environments. He describes his making as an act of archiving which is intended to go beyond any ‘cute’ factor and to challenge the viewer to look harder. He has a deep appreciation for the ordinary objects which populate our lives and values the ugliness that befalls them as they are used and abused to the point of dereliction. He is also interested in recording and archiving personal, domestic spaces; his surfaces are faithful to the tarnished and used originals and become little records that document the history and activities of previous owners.