Introducing Robyn Ward
“Each layer depicts a different fragment of time, often they are screenshots of parts of my life.”
Contemporary Irish painter Robyn Ward was born in Dublin and grew up in Northern Ireland where he cut his teeth creating large-scale graffiti works on derelict buildings. He later honed his self-taught talent in studios and collectives across the globe, ranging from London and Amsterdam to Bangkok and Shanghai. These days he’s living and painting in Mexico City while still exhibiting the world over.
Personal experiences of destruction and chaos fuse with commentary on historical and modern-day conflicts, meeting on canvas with wet, loose brush strokes and intricate details. Ward’s distinctive painting style is an introspective process informed by the likes of Bosch, Bacon and Banksy, manifesting in pointed takes on our less-than-perfect societal nuances. His mediums of choice are limitless, regularly featuring acrylics, inks, water colours, oils and spray paint on canvas.
While previous solo exhibitions have tackled issues of racism and bigotry, Ward’s recent “Plastic Nation” collection has focused on endangered animals and the multiple crises facing the natural world. These striking works force audiences to confront ecological damage by bringing them face to face with large-scale paintings of the animals endangered by our fast-paced modern lives.
With a track record of successful international solo exhibitions and group shows, Ward has captured the attention of galleries and celebrity collectors worldwide. In 2018 he exhibited in seven exhibitions including ArtAttack at the Royal Monceau Gallery in Paris alongside artists such as Banksy, Jeff Koons, Space Invader and Mr. Brainwash.