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Debris Field, 2019, Ink, paint and graphite on paper
Educated in Edinburgh, Stephen Wragg’s initial influences developed out of Scottish painterly tradition, before his studies took him to London where he began to focus on the often-unconscious informal visual language of the street.
Wragg’s current work is a reaction to the chaotic post-truth of the society we live in - sirens, false signals, conflicting and contradictory narratives and multiple voices clamouring for ascendency.
Debris Field in particular is an experimental collection of images exploring the disparate themes of technology for recording and amplification, arterial circulation and the human heart, the flow of river and estuary, and the Earth.
Born in Cambridge 1957, Stephen Wragg married and settled in St Albans in 1982 bringing up a family of three children. Wragg graduated in Fine Art, Painting (BA Hons) from the Chelsea School of Art (1980). Wragg worked as Front of House Manager and designer/prop maker for the Old Vic Theatre, London, then moved on to be the Art Director for Woodmansterne Publications Ltd, art card publishers. In 1998 he established ‘Wragg Art House’, a St Albans based art and design partnership with Esther Wragg. They have worked on wide ranging commissions including design for print and web, specialising in photography and cartography for walking and cycling maps.
Hertfordshire Open 2020
This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between www.uharts.co.uk and www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.
Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.
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