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Bryan Kent Ward

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Birthplace
Seattle

Website

Representing galleries
Yours?

Tags
fantastic, realism, Visonary, mixed-media, landscape, surrealism, traditional, figurative

Statement

I currently reside in Seattle with my daughter Kali. My time is spent drawing, painting, creating sounds in a band Black Noise Cannon, experiencing nature and traveling as often as possible. I've been doing visual art since I can remember, influenced by the Surrealists and the discovery of Entheogens at a young age. More recently finding an affiliation with the ongoing and ever burgeoning Fantastic/Visionary art movement, through this I have been making connections and expanding my horizons.

Since I was a child I have always been fascinated by the fantastic, surreal, the strange and the weird, and also have been drawn to the shadow side of expressing myself. In my work I have a tendency to visualize death and darkness, sometimes obvious, other times more subtle. I feel I try to capture the duality of this existence, the paradox of love and hate, light and dark. I feel with some of my darker work I am drawing and painting the beauty of a lamentation. For me this includes the mourning but without the regret: that sorrow, sadness, suffering and tears should be embraced as a part of a beautiful human experience and not be wholly shunned. This process in creating my art is transformative, and reflects an evolution towards something within and yet beyond myself. I think through my art I am trying to communicate my experience to others, and I have some kind of need to express this "beauty in lamentation."

As for any absolute meaning in my work I think the power of visual art is that it's open to the individual's interpretation. Question what you see, consider what you don't, draw your own conclusions.

~ BKWard 2008
www.myspace.com/bryankentward

Recent Exhibits

Bryan Kent Ward participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2012 Human Nature
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Nov, 2009 The Second Annual METAL Art Show
The Congregation Gallery
 
Sep, 2008 Celebrating John Milton’s 400th Birthday: Paradise Lost Art Show
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
 
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