Aragorn was born in Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands and still lives and works here imbuing his creations with a magical, almost other-world feel.
A European education sympathetic to his creative urge, introduced him to many artistic techniques such as pottery, print making, design and metal work complemented with a degree in Art History, specializing in Tribal and Twentieth century art, architecture and design.
Aragon is inspired and stimulated by the awareness that the magic of art is a unifying human force. His travels throughout the Caribbean, Europe, Russia, the Balkans, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Southern Africa, Morocco, North, South and Central America has consolidated his belief that art overcomes all boundaries and borders.
Aragorn enjoys working in all mediums, but prefers to sculpt in metal for its permanence. Polished or patina metals, cut-out silhouetted shapes and the use of light or fire, all give form to Aragorn’s relaxed flowing design style. His most recent works are large outdoor “fire sculpture” – beautifully expressive spheres, pyramids or cubes that come to life with fire.
Aragorn’s art work has been exhibited in London, New York, St Barths, Antigua W.I. (Harmony Hall) and Tortola ,BVI. His work is regularly commissioned by private collectors and public institutions.
We are thrilled to bring Aragorn Dick Read’s work to this part of the world.