Henry Ward

Shed Painting

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Year 2021
Medium Acrylic on 300gsm paper
Dimensions 27.8 x 20.2 cm

About the work

This is a Shed Painting. One of an ongoing series of rapidly painted, instinctive works on paper. These are made as a part of a daily practice, the discipline of painting every day is important to me. This work on paper explores abstract form and colour, created in an intuitive way, where I am painting to find out what I am painting, finding the forms through the act of making.

About the artist:

Born 1971 London, Henry Ward lives and works in London. Graduated from BA Painting, Winchester School of Art (1993); PGCE Art & Design, Goldsmiths College (1999); and PhD, Middlesex University (2013).

Ward’s practice is focused on three distinct sites; his kitchen table, where he makes small objects; his shed, where he works on paper; and his studio, where he creates paintings. These three locations provide him with an ongoing dialogue about the process of making, the construction of the small objects and the rapidly painted, instinctive approach undertaken in the shed, informing the more realised works made in the studio. He is interested in exploring abstraction, but his forms sit at the edge of representation, appearing familiar if unnameable.

Selected exhibitions include Wells Contemporary 2020, Wells Cathedral (2020); BEEP Biannual, Elysium Gallery, Swansea (2020); Hastings Open, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery (2020); Way Out, La Grange Gallery, Cernay-Lès-Reims (2020); 6 Days in December, Thameside Gallery, London (2019); Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019, touring exhibition in the UK (2019); A Tapered Teardrop, Terrace Gallery, London (2019); Fully Awake 4/6, Edinburgh College of Art (2019); Paint, PS MIrabel, Manchester (2019); Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018, touring exhibition in UK (2018); and Abracadabra, AMP Gallery, London (2018).

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