'Opus 1' 2015 By Ian Rayer-Smith

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'Opus 1' 2015 By Ian Rayer-Smith

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Since graduating in 2013 Ian has been prolific in his creating and is establishing himself as a highly accomplished and award winning artist, who explores and pushes the boundaries of contemporary painting with his own unique expressive style. His work is highly charged with emotion, vibrant and energetic. Ian paints full time from studios in Manchester and in rural North Shropshire, England.   

 

'Seed' 2015 Original painting by Ian Rayer-Smith

Oil on canvas

182cm x 240cm

 

 

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I like my work to exude a raw human energy. I want the brutal act of making to be evident in the marks and on the surface.

I am interested in organic forms in decomposition. Soft and amorphous, they accentuate the tactile sense of nature.  I avoid any notion of repetition, so as to create something new that will reveal surprising forms. By working quickly, intuitively, and obsessively,  I create artworks that suggest a sense of other worldliness. 

I begin each painting or sculpture with specific outcomes in mind, but allow myself to be directed by the piece I am making, embracing each accident and creating something new in the process.  I tend towards a playful manipulation of everyday materials and imagery.  It is a constant search, in which I respond to what is around me, picking up visual impulses, collecting them as thought, and by stages finding them absorbed into my work.

I use classical references, manipulating and transforming them until they lose their initial context and produce new meaning. Ultimately, the work reveals the physicality of the object and the sensory nature of the materials. 

www.ianrayersmith.com

 

 

 

 

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This painting is unframed. Designed to hang directly onto a wall