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Ward Roberts | Studio Visit

New York, NY

November 2014

Shop Art by Ward Roberts

Ward is welcomed into the Tappan family as a seasoned veteran with solo shows spanning across most of the world already. His work is reminiscent of Ed Ruscha and Stephen Shore--namely, capturing intricately composed photographs with sophisticated technique and a lesson in our modern world.

Ward's Court series highlights the vibrance and architectural form of local courts while instantaneously drawing the viewer into the notion of isolation. These places are typically full of action, excitement, and the highest embodiment of athleticism, but Ward's aesthetic reveals that beyond vibrant colors and intricate form, the local courts of our cities are now a humble pastime in our fast moving world. Ward has exquisitely captured the minimalist sentiment of change.

Why do you create?

It's impossible not to.

What is your favorite quote?

"Perfection is the biggest enemy of greatness"

What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite instrument?


What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Cookie dough or Lemon Sorbet

What is your biggest demon?

Fear of failure has always been a big demon to over come.

What is your happy place?

In the water in Bermuda

What do you love most about being on the road?

The excitement of seeing and experiencing something new.

What puts you to sleep at night?

Not knowing what tomorrow will bring

Who are some of favorite artists?

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gus Van Sant, Jacques Tati, Michelangelo Antonioni