Philip Ryland

Philip Ryland


My work historically derives from an auto-biographical point that uses personal photographic material as a source to draw on memories of people or place. With this, a diverse working process takes place that can result in an entirely new body of work, exploring a by-product of that process or the particular details of a piece. For the last few years I have taken a step back from exhibiting to explore new themes and ways of working that has proved invaluable in the development of my latest work. 

This work centres around a local area known as Caesar's Camp. Owned by and used extensively by the military, it is a large area of heathland containing a wide diversity of wildlife and is used by a variety of people who walk, run and cycle in the area. Extensively using sketchbooks as well as photography I am producing a body of work using abstraction and figuration to look at all aspects of this landscape and the effect that human intervention has had.

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Location Farnham, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Painting
Tags painting, landcsape, abstract, acrylic, oil, drawing, contemporary, british, environment