British artist Stephen Cox RA travels to the essence of various cultures through his life and work. Drawing on traditional techniques most notably from Italy, Egypt and India, his practice is founded upon stone carving and often features imperial marble, alabaster and porphyry. Being the first artist since ancient times to gain access to the Imperial Porphyry Quarries in the Eastern Mountains of Egypt undoubtedly enriched his artistic process and adds a unique dimension to his sculptures.


The extensive time Cox spent in India instilled in him a true fascination for the symbolic and ritualistic use of stone. He became even more conscious of the significant role that sculpture can have in daily life and this dramatically shaped his artistic vision. His 'Bowl' sculptures go beyond their literal representation and are viewed as transitional objects that elevate ordinary materials and hold profound meanings. They act as powerful symbols that blur the boundaries between the mundane and the spiritual, and embody unconventional paths to contemplation.  


Cox has exhibited internationally for group and solo shows. His work is included in the permanent collections of the British Museum, the Tate Gallery, and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.