Graham Dean has exhibited internationally now for over 25 years and his work is in many private and public collections throughout the world. He lives and works in Brighton, England.
Graham Dean's paintings use the figure not in a literal way, but more as a vehicle to convey ideas, emotions and psychological states. Whilst his works are representational, they escape the illustrative through his ability to draw a broader meaning from the deeply personal.
Employing a technique that he calls "reverse archaeology", Graham Dean transforms the conventional use of watercolour painting. Contrasting layers of paint are laid separately onto porous handmade Indian paper, merging the figure with the organic process of paint spreading through paper. Sections from several different versions of the same composition are torn away and reassembled in a form of collage, lending each image a rawness and immediacy which supports the emotive and dramatic qualities of the work.
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|Gently textured matt surface||Satin lustre finish|
|Giclée print||Giclée print|
|100-200 years lifespan||100-200 years lifespan|
As a crude rule of thumb, fine art images look best on our art paper and photographs look best on photo paper. However, the differences are subtle and the right paper for you often comes down to personal preference and style. Each paper produces great results and there isn't a "wrong" choice.
Created using our fine art paper, mini prints are museum-quality reproductions at smaller, more affordable sizes.
Our canvases use thick 400gsm artist-grade cotton canvas with a subtle textured finish, for consistent detail, clarity and precision.
All stretched and framed canvases are 38mm deep, and use a finger-jointed frame and wooden corner wedges to prevent warping and to ensure the canvas remains taut.
A high-quality print mounted onto the back of a 1" hand-polished acrylic block. Ideal for use on a desk, shelf or mantelpiece.