Mr Ian Chamberlain

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About me

Ian Chamberlain's work reinterprets manmade structures as monuments placed within the landscape acting as architectural metaphors of past and current technological achievements.

Ian has had a longstanding fascination with technology and architectural forms, these have included structures within industry, agriculture, science and the military.

These in the past have included Goonhilly Earth station, The Lovell Telescope, The  Maunsell Sea Forts and the Acoustic Sound mirrors.

Ian's most recent body of work deals with "The Atlantic wall "the WWII German defence system built along the west coast of Europe. These brutalist forms are being interpreted as architectural metaphors concerning boundaries and borders,

Ian is interested in the use of a traditional Print process such as etching being used to record subject matter that is generally at the cutting edge of technology for its time.

The etchings become an extension of his drawing allowing him to record the location through the interlinking processes of drawing and printmaking.

The work serves as a visual historical document and record of places that he has visited.

Ian has exhibited Nationally and Internationally including London, Hong Kong, Sydney, New York, Barcelona and Berlin. His work is held in several national collections

 He was also shortlisted for the 2014 John Ruskin drawing prize  , The Aesthetica Art prize 2015 and Shortlisted for the Jerwood drawing prize in 2017.

Area of expertise

Ian has knowledge across all areas of printmaking and has a specialism in the etching/intaglio processes. He has a wider understanding of contemporary printmaking and its critical underpinning.


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