Graham Dean has exhibited internationally for over 25 years and his work is part of numerous private and public collections around the world. He lives and works in Brighton, England.
Dean considers the human body as “an enclosure for the emotions”. thus, his characters represent vessels that contain both ideas and emotions. Following Reich’s research on “armor”, Dean sees the body as “a memory bank: a thinking body. As the world becomes more and more congested, so will the bodies of the peoples ”. These central themes were the basis of his first solo exhibition at Waterhouse & Dodd. Subsequent exhibitions continued the exploration of the human condition and our relationship to our own environment.
Using a technique he calls “reverse archeology”. Graham Dean reinvents the traditional uses of watercolor to achieve a unique technique. Contrasting coats of paint are applied separately on heavy handmade South Indian paper.