Photo: Philip Ryland in Farnham, South East

Philip Ryland

Artist, Lecturer / academic

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 working progress 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.

My latest 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. My mission for this work is to bring together everything I have learnt in the last ten years but with a fresh approach to explore, in both an abstract and figurative way, the effect the military has had on this landscape.

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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