Robyn Ward (03.10.82) is a contemporary Irish street artist who currently resides in London. A self-taught artist, he spends most of his time working out of Europe, Asia and North America. Ward gained early interest in the visual arts through graffiti when he lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Developing what would later become his own unique style, he started drawing on the streets of Belfast when he was 15 years old and has never looked back.
Ward’s art is based around his views of the world. His most recent work is influenced by the current landscape, taking inspiration from politics to society’s obsession with beauty and youth. His pieces will often have an underlying theme – exploring sexuality, drugs, money and political climates which Ward has experienced throughout his life and travels.
In his current series, he portrays such themes using iconic cartoon characters from his youth to convey a familiar sense of innocence and simplicity he experienced as a child.