°1990, London, U.K.
Finbar Ward (b. 1990) graduated from The Ruskin School of Art in 2013. Past exhibitions include New Order II: British Art Today, Saatchi Gallery, London, 30 Years Of The Future, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, In Absence, FOLD Gallery, London In Waiting, The British Embassy, Paris and Holiday From Rules, Kunstraum Gallery, London, supported by Arts Council England. Forthcoming projects include a sculptural installation for Bees for Development at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 and two solo exhibitions in Belgium in October at S.M.A.K Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent and Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp.Collections include The Saatchi Collection, Credit Suisse, and the Cooreman Collection.
Ward’s sculptural installations, paintings and works on paper aim to be chameleonic in ambition. Using a combination of organic and raw material, foraged matter and studio detritus, Ward’s practice reflects on and is physically determined by the histories, traditions and narratives surrounding the location it will inhabit. In a time of infinite exposure to imagery and an increasing estrangement from the physical, it is a visceral engagement with the work that he strives to elicit from the viewer.