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.
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.
|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|