Graham Ward

Graham Ward continues to examine themes of stillness and reflection in his figural subject-matter. The condition of the individual is often disengaged from the viewer and, where animals are the chief subject matter in his work, he will often choose to have them engaged in a task which may or may not be immediately apparent. Concerned with their place within the scheme of the image, he frequently reworks themes within an existing visual vocabulary.

Working in acrylics finished with egg tempera (the over-layering of which perhaps lends the image a sense of antique painting methods), he has frequently referenced the religious iconography of the Romanesque period, particularly those of the Spanish schools.

 

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