TEN celebrates a decade of Bill Pryde's prolific and experimental screenpriniting.
After schooling in Edinburgh and graduating from the University of York, Bill Pryde pursued a long and successful career as a director in theatre and television. In 2002 he began a more personal creative journey, enrolling on the highly acclaimed printmaking course at Camberwell School of Art. Pryde's MA show in 2003, resulted in a quick succession of gallery shows at the Curwen Gallery, Clifford Chance and the Redgrave Gallery, Farnham.
As an artist, Pryde has remained dedicated to the technique of hand-pulled screen printing. He has an intuitive connection, and a natural affinity with colour. The palette remains distinctly and joyfully exuberant; effortlessly absorbing memories of significant landscapes, architectural shapes, flowers, fruit and eclectic observations within the tradition of still life. The artist's fascination with the physicality of the ink - the push-pull process of screen printing - combines with a scholarly approach to the layering of colour that not only introduces unexpected new tones, but also conveys a sense of perspective and suggests the rigorous movement of the subject matter itself. Pryde' approaches the work as a series, in either small editions or unique monoprints.
Bill Pryde's prints have been regularly exhibited in private and public galleries (notably with the Curwen Gallery and at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition). Edinburgh, Suffolk and Kolkata have all proved popular locations for Pryde's solo exhibitions; his work has been selected for numerous group shows at Bankside, The Mall and Menier Galleries. Bill Pryde lives and works in London and Suffolk.