Ralph Overill


Ralph's Work explores an environment in which space, objects and figures are gestured rather than defined. This place sits between a conscious reality of the understood and familiar and a subconscious dream world of uncertainty and instability. This 'world on the edge' is constructed and eroded through the etching processes as imagery and ideas are transferred from surface to surface and immersed in acid so that only the remnants appear in the final print. Ralph uses printmaking to depict themes of isolation, alienation and overload as the pressures on society and infrastructure seem to be leading civilisation into a contemporary meltdown.

Ralph studied an MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts and a BA in Fine Art at London Metropolitan University. He exhibits regularly in London and Essex, where he is based.