Ceri H Pritchard was born in 1954, his parents are the Welsh artists Gwilym Prichard and Claudia Williams. He grew up in Llangefni, Anglesey and attended the David Hughes Secondary School, Menai Bridge. Following studies in fine art at Liverpool Art School and a John Moore’s Scholarship he continued on a post graduate fine art course at St Martin’s School of Art, London. Since then he has traveled widely, living and working in New York, Berlin, and Paris. In 2010 he moved to Mexico, where he lived in San Miguel del Allende, then Mexico City and Oaxaca. His creativity has constantly evolved over the years and drawing on an expanding repertoire of encounters and experiences. As well as creating sculptures and paintings he also works with sound and video. He has exhibited widely both in his homeland and abroad.
Leaving Mexico permanently in 2015, he has now returned to to his celtic origins in the wilds of North Wales.
Of his work Ceri says:
The iconography of my paintings – derived from the domestic mundane – responds to the absurdities of modern life. Unresolved tensions and a sense of bewilderment, dislocation and unease are central to my work. The paradoxical nature of painting, a process that can involve hours of solitary work to represent a singular instant of lived experience, provides me with opportunities to address deep-seated traumas and recover hidden memories.
August 15th 2021