Christian Ward - Untitled - 2003

Christian Ward

Etching - Edition of 20 - 58 x 69cm

The influences of this graduate of the Royal Academy Schools range from Sixties psychedelic design to ancient Chinese paintings, as well as the latest Japanese animation techniques. Yet for all their otherworldliness they are always based on the direct experience of a real pace from the landscapes of his ancestors in a particular area of Japan.

“It’s always about a primary experience and then coming back and not doing topography, but making something surprising and revealing about the landscape,” he says. “Contemplation is a very big part of the process.”


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