Iwan Gwyn Parry was born in Anglesey in 1970. He completed his MA in Painting at Chelsea School of Art & Design, London in 1993 before returning to Bethesda, where he lives and works.
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He says of his recent works:
"The new works are a selection of a long-term pre-occupation and meditation upon the western seaboard of Wales and the eastern seaboard of Ireland, mainly Dublin bay and the broader Irish Sea.
"I have spent a long time contemplating these places and over the years they seem to be re-occurring themes within the work and have haunted my imagination. The "sense of place" is only a beginning to these paintings, a catalyst of sort, for me to explore and manifest ideas about space, light and pictorial structure within the paintings.
"It would be miss-leading to read these paintings as mere as topographical images only. I disguise this pre-occupation within the plethora of space and pictorial invention by the use of combing elements drawn on location and then re-arranged within the images. Ancient sea structures which have remained for centuries which have a character and charm of their own, such as the estuary sluice gates, tidal-masts dykes, breakwaters, gateways to the open sea and largely old remains of man's attempt to keep the incoming tide at bay!
"I hope the new work suggest more exciting possibilities to come and that the paintings contain a sense of mystery and magic which indeed captures the essence of these wild, desolated shores."
Iwan Gwyn Parry - September 2020.
Collections & Awards
Government Art Collection; University of Glamorgan; Contemporary Arts Society for Wales Collection; Member of the Royal Cambrian Academy; Anglesey County Council Collection; Prize winner, National Eisteddfod, Anglesey.
We are delighted to announce that Iwan Gwyn Parry will have his debut exhibition with us in April 2021.