Harry Bunce was born and raised in a small Hampshire village, his family were builders. Following a short and volatile spell at art school he moved west to the city of Bristol. Working in the fashion industry by day he continued to draw and paint by night. Over the years Harry’s cast of country characters slowly began inhabiting metropolitan walls, galleries and homes. A chance collaboration with screen printing gurus, Screen One, who also worked with Banksy and Nick Walker, introduced a more graphic element to his work, sharpening it’s unique, slightly unnerving edge. His work is anti-art, or at least anti-artworld, being heartfelt, hands-on, nostalgic, unpolished and humorous. Possibly best described as ‘Folk Art’ the pieces defy easy categorisation. Cute? Maybe, but seldom completely cuddly.
Harry now lives in rural Somerset, his work is shown throughout Britain and recently made its debut in New York.View