Ralph Dorey considers the substance and language of materials to be equally as important as the image rendered and emphasises that the work must exist both as a physical phenomenon as well as references beyond itself. Of his practice Dorey states: “I’m interested in things all at once, everything before and everything to come all at once in one place all elbowing each other at the bar in a strip club somewhere way off the road.  I’m for a cult of modernism that pushes such an abstracted, distilled moonshine of progress it’s like running on the spot underwater while doing one handed press ups. I’m drawn to adventure and romantism, an egocentric individualism and the subjectivity we sometimes take for granted in painting and Klaus Kinski’s best roles […..]”

Dorey currently lives and works in London. 

Recent exhibitions include: 

‘Zen Arcade Precision Collider’ (2009)

 ‘New Build’ (2007) 

‘The Kindness of Strangers’ (2007)

 ‘Function Room’ (2006)


Royal College of Art - MA Sculpture 2008 

University of East London - BA Fine Art 2006