The Alfred Hitchcock of Painting – Graham Dean

Graham Dean is one of Britain’s leading figurative painters. His career has spanned four decades and his work is exhibited worldwide to international acclaim. He has been described as the ‘Alfred Hitchcock of Painting’ and aspects of his creations have also been compared to those of Constable, Rothko and Peter Doig. Collectors of his work have included Peter Gabriel, Anita Roddick and American business magnate and film producer David Geffen.

Graham’s paintings have been described as “an investigation between the inside and the outside, the surface and what lies beneath. Arms, faces, torsos, legs become interchangeable – anonymous but recognisable, The body becomes a canvas, torn and stretched, a vehicle for the imagination of the artist.

The works are open to interpretation, free, as are the movements of watercolour, colours and sensual shapes” (Galerie Maubert on

Here he talks to Andrew Kay and Yael Breuer about his work, the early days and future plans.

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