Fragmented landscapes emerge from bold textured responses. Baring back the pristine natural canvas allowing the imagined world to evolve.
Working in abstraction… Ian explores both the natural and man-made landscape in which we exist. His paintings push the boundaries beyond the edge of the canvas taking the viewer far beyond the literal. While appearing restrained, the mark making becomes an important aspect as layers are built to provide the depth required.
This work explores layers of heavy texture, bold acrylics incorporating hand printed collage to provide depth. On closer inspection the artwork is flat and smooth.
Sometimes the viewer is unaware of the multitude of layering, requiring a much closer inspection as the media blends towards a uniform landscape.
True colour is not necessarily an important aspect of his work as the abstracted form takes precedence.
Ian's works provide a narrative to explore the landscape with a non traditional edge.