In a time of infinite exposure to imagery and an increasing estrangement from the physical, it is a visceral engagement with the work that Ward strives to elicit from the viewer.
Ward’s sculptural installations, paintings and works on paper aim to be adaptable; to reflect on and be physically determined by the histories and traditions surrounding the location the work will inhabit. Hand-dug Wiltshire clay, flora, wood, stone and plaster are among the materials used. Ward (B.1990) graduated from The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include Barely A Ripple at S.M.A.K Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, I Was Here, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, and an award winning sculptural installation at the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London; an opportunity which has since cemented the artist’s interests in the shared spaces of art, landscape design and garden history. Past exhibitions include New Order II: British Art Today, Saatchi Gallery, London, 30 Years Of The Future, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, In Absence, FOLD Gallery, London, In Waiting, The British Embassy, Paris and Holiday From Rules, Kunstraum Gallery, London, supported by Arts Council England. Ward recently installed a sculptural installation on the River Thames, Buckinghamshire, in collaboration with landscape Architects Randle Siddeley Ltd. Ward is represented by Geukens & De Vil, Belgium, Annex 14, Switzerland and Doris Ghetta, Italy. Collections include The Saatchi Collection, Credit Suisse, and the Cooreman Collection.
Installation view, dimensions variable, 2021.
Dungeness driftwood, bitumen paint on plywood, string, buoy, dried bluebells, oil, oak & stained hardwood, each measuring 98 x 62 x 5cm, 2021. Open to enquiries.
Graphite on paper & stained ash frame, 55 x 44 x 3cm, 2021. Open to enquiries.
Hand dug and hand filtered Wiltshire clay on hessian, spray paint & oil on pine, 207 x 115 x 6.5cm, 2021. Open to enquiries.
Hand dug and hand filtered Wiltshire clay on hessian, spray paint & pine, 205 x 112 x 5cm, 2021.
Oil on linen, 34 x 22 x 4.5cm, 2021.
Pinhole camera photograph, exposure time: 3 minutes, 16 x 16 x 2.5cm, 2021.
Bronze, 18 x 9 x 7cm, 2021. Open to enquiries.
Clay, reclaimed bread board, plaster, oil, ply & lead roofing nail, 98 x 62 x 5cm, 2021.
Detail view. Ash, plywood, clay, acrylic & earring hooks, 16 x 152 x 16.5cm, 2021. Open to enquiries.
Graphite on paper, stained ash frame, each 35 x 36 x 3cm, 2021.
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