Mr Ian Chamberlain

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About me

Ian Chamberlain’s work and interests takes its influence from 
man-made structures. Reinterpreting them as monuments placed within 
the landscape, these objects in turn become landmarks of their time. 
The etchings serve as a visual historical document and record. As the 
River Thames and Mersey's Maunsell Sea Forts are slowly subjected to 
persistent erosion, Ian’s prints become a documentation, capturing the 

moment in time before the inevitable occurs.

Using the traditional print process of etching, his aim is to 
represent and interpret the form and function of these objects, the 
copper surface is constantly revisited and altered continually 
evolving. The etching process has not significantly altered for over 
500 years which adds to Ian’s interest in recording new technology 

with a traditional process.


Ian has exhibited extensively within the UK and internationally, his work has featured in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition over several years as well as in Hong Kong, New York, 
Barcelona and Berlin. 

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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