BIO

Working predominantly in graphite, Ian's drawings extend from the figurative through to the abstract and experimental. His drawing process often leads to revisiting objects, figures and spaces and this reworking of the familiar has allowed Ian's drawing practice to develop with each new approach, shedding fresh light on his subject matter.

Graduating with a first class honours degree in fine art from Bradford College of Art in 2000 Ian moved to Brighton where he continues to live, work and exhibit his art on a regular basis.

Statement

My work engages with identity and place. Emotional architecture. Psychological landscapes. Memory. Visibility. Revelation of the hidden. Liminal space. A moment suspended. An alteration of states.

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Exhibitions
2018 White and Black, Whistleblower Gallery, Hove
2017 Queer Arts Festival, London
2017 Trace Queer Collective, Cafe Plenty, Brighton
2017 May Festival, Naked Eye Gallery, Hove
2017 Pink Season, Brighton Pop Up Gallery, Brighton
2016 Brunswick Town Art Fair, Hove
2016 Refrain, Naked Eye Gallery, Hove
2015 Back with a Bang, Ink-d Gallery, Brighton
2015 London Art Fair, Islington
2014 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2014 London Art Fair, Islington
2013 Occupied Territories, Ink-d Gallery, Brighton
2013 George Thornton Art, Nottingham
2013 Triptych, Naked Eye Gallery, Hove
2013 Pallant House, Chichester
2013 National Open, R.C.A (winner of Finest Drawing prize)
2012 New Works, Naked Eye Gallery, Hove
2012 George Thornton Art, Nottingham
2011 North and South, Naked Eye Gallery, Hove
2011 George Thornton Art, Nottingham