Approved: 27.10.2011

Ian Maslen

Artist

Approved: 27.10.2011

My practice is situated between drawing and sculpture, with scale and materiality being an important factor in the reading of the work. Large paper and cement based works on paper alter the architectural space of the gallery by hanging from and across the ceiling down onto, and along the floor.

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Residencies, Studio practice
  • Categories: Project, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting
 
 

Biography

My practice is situated between drawing and sculpture, with scale and materiality being an important factor in the reading of the work. Large paper and cement based works on paper alter the architectural space of the gallery by hanging from and across the ceiling down onto, and along the floor.

Free-standing precarious constructions respond to both their architectural surroundings and to ideas of dystopia. The ideas that underpin my practice concern grand projects that have failed to live up to expectations. From Biblical accounts of the Tower of Babel, to technological failures such as the Titanic and the Hindenburg.

I am interested in ruins and neglected sites, and how these can be reminders of what was once great, and also a reminder of a possible failure in the future.

CV & Education

CV

EDUCATION

MA Fine Art, University of the Arts London: Wimbledon College of Art - 2011

BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Plymouth - 2005

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Obsolete, ArtLacuna|Space, London, January 2014

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Tempting Failure, The Island, Bristol,  April 2013

Situation/Intervention Construct/De-Construct, CUSP, 2 Queens Gallery, Leicester, August  2012

Sluice 2012, Hanmi Gallery, October 2012

Hijack, Stapleton Road Tavern, Bristol, March 2012

Fly Tipping, Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon College of Art, London, April 2011

Unexpected and Unexplained, Aquire Gallery Battersea, London, April 2011

Futura Oblique, The Nunnery, London, March 2011

RESIDENCIES

Outlandia, Glen Nevis, Scotland, September 2015 

John Henry Newman School, Stevenage, 2008-10