Bill Pryde: Ecce Homo

until Saturday 5 March 2022

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After many years working as a director in theatre, television and film, Bill Pryde turned his attention to mastering the art of printmaking. However, this appreciation for the theatrical never left him, instead manifesting in Pryde’s approach to creating images. His bold, dynamic forms have a lyrical quality, made to sing with dense, vivid colour, while his lines dance across the image surface.

In this current body of work, the artist turns his attention to the male figure. Drawing on classical themes and process-driven explorations of shape and form, these works strike a celebratory tone while deftly demonstrating Pryde’s technical mastery of screen-printing techniques.

A Scot living in Suffolk, Pryde has exhibited extensively in London and the UK, including regular solo shows at the famed Curwen Gallery, at the Royal Academy and at Edinburgh’s Dundas Street Gallery. In 2010 he held a solo exhibition at the Bengal Government Gallery in Calcutta, India. Examples of his work are held in private collections internationally.

All works are available for sale to raise funds for the
BPS Outreach Programme supporting emerging artists