Artist in Focus - Graham Dean
Graham Dean has exhibited internationally for over 40 years and his work is in many private and public collections throughout the World. The artist used the human body as a `holding pen for emotions` and so his figures represent vessels that contain both ideas and emotions. Following Reich`s research into armouring, Dean envisages the body as a memory bank; a thinking body. As the World gets more congested, so will people`s bodies.
His work always continues with the exploration of the human condition and our relationship with our own environment. Using a technique he calls `reverse archaeology`. Graham Dean invents the traditional uses of watercolour resulting in a unique technique. Contrasting layers of paint are applied separately on thick, hand-made paper, usually sourced from Southern India.