Ralph Anderson Glasgow, Scotland, b. 1977

Dedicated to painting in all forms, Ralph Anderson brings together the transient qualities of light and the viscous nature of acrylic paint on a variety of surfaces, such as aluminum, plywood and woven linen. Often incorporating a graffiti aesthetic, Anderson brings his surrounding South London environment into play. Multiple layers of colour intersect in a vast breadth of media to form equally intricate and vibrant compositions. Seemingly painterly and yet inherently sculptural, Anderson toys with the boundaries of representation. His markings often exist on the precipice of writing, exploring the tension of legibilty and illegibility and blurring the disinction between antinomies. As such, his work hovers between illusion and physical reality, investigating gesture, form and the drawn line, whilst also playing with the notions of representation and non-representation in art.


Anderson has exhibited extensively across the United Kingdom and Europe with two solo exhibitions at JGM Gallery, commissions for H Club, London and an installation of work in Eurostar’s Business Premiere Lounge at the Gare du Nord in Paris.