Robyn Ward is a contemporary Irish painter with permanent studios in London and Los Angeles. A self-taught artist, he began his career as a teenager on the streets of Belfastin Northern Ireland, creating large-scale graffiti work on bridges and derelict buildings.
Ward has worked out of studios across NY, London, LA, Bangkok, Shangai, Jakarta, Amsterdam, Berlin and Edinburgh, to name but a few cities. He is currently working outof Mexico City.
He has worked under many pseudonyms and different collectives throughout the years, until recently doing his first solo show under his real name in London in 2017. This quickly grabbed the attention of media and he has been working under his name since.
He works in mixed media on canvas, combining acrylics, inks, watercolours, oils andspray paint.
Taking inspiration form the world around him, he paints each series in a different studiolocationes across the world, themed around the current social and economic political landscape.
Drawing diverse inspiration from Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock, pop artists like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, street artist Banksy and the surreal imaginationof Hieronymus Bosch, Ward’s multi-layered and multifaceted paintings capture the luridkaleidoscope of Western society in the 21st century.
In 2018 he did 7 exhibitions across the world focusing on Societal Matters with his two solo exhibitions exploring racism, hatred and bigotry. He was also featured in the ArtAttack Exhibition at the Royal Monceau Gallery in Paris with artists such as Banksy, Jeff Koons, Space Invader and Mr. Brainwash amongst other greats.
In 2019 and 2020 his series “Plastic Nation” will be shown in 23 venues around the world including the likes of London, NY, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Seoul, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Madrid, Ibiza, Montreal, México City, Belfast, Stockholm, Oslo, Hamburg, Dubai to name a few.