Artist Statement
I am a Scottish Folk Artist who creates sculptures to amplify wilfully ignored or forgotten working-class voices. Through investigations and personal stories, I share struggles and politics familiar to the 99% within forums of consideration typically reserved for society's most privileged. Many of my works share observed violence, drug abuse, gang culture, and sectarianism outside of Glasgow & West of Scotland’s widely promoted friendly identity.

Bryden (b. 1982 Irvine, Scotland) lives and works in London. Having received no formal education, work allowed him to discover a sublime world of Contemporary Art through publicly accessible Institutional collections. Bryden’s Artwork is born of a perceived lack of working-class representation and so he endeavours to share the many stories from his native home in Scotland. 

Current Exhibitions

  • 2018 Jan 13th - Feb 17th Columbia Threadneedle , Mall Gallery, London, UK

Exhibitions & Publications History

  • 2017   December: Average Art Magazine 17
  • 2017   November: A5 Magazine #8
  • 2017   (Shortlisted) Contemporary Visions, BEERS London, London
  • 2017   Group Show, Stomach, Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, Hoxton, London, UK
  • 2017   Group Show, Summer Salon, Candid Arts, London
  • 2017   Solo exhibition, Site-specific installation, Barnsbury estate, London - “Micks deed”