Steph Goodger graduated from the University of Creative Arts in 1995 and received a Masters from Brighton University in 1999. She moved to France in 2004 and currently shares her time between the UK and France. Following extensive research into photographic archives, Steph curates collages, photomontages, watercolour studies and small oil paintings in preparation for her main works.
Usually operating in series, Steph is also interested in reproducing theorist Roland Barthes’ concept of the presence of absence. Although death pervades her work – with many staged in turbulent historical moments, her painting process brings life to her pieces, defying death even when depicting it. Steph, although depicting the past, reshapes it into an object for modern contemplation.