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Lectoure (32), France
Graphic designer, software developer, draftsman and artistic director, Ian Palmer has always been a “creator”. Born in London in 1964, he moved to the hills of Lomagne with his family in 2005 and opened his studio wherein he gives life to his works which are driven by abstraction.
In his creations, Ian Palmer favours movement. This allows the viewer’s gaze to escape their immediate surroundings and for their mind to travel into a dreamlike atmosphere. The artist’s vision is to create a space of freedom of expression and emotion.
Through the use of a brush, knife or sponge, he transforms his canvases into a space that is conducive to the vagrancy of the mind. A perfect control of the balance of the composition offers a simple space where one can contemplate and acknowledge their emotions.
Ian Palmer’s states of mind are reflected in all of his works. Through lyrical abstraction, he arouses feelings, expressing his thoughts on the social and political events happening around him. The artist’s energy conveys a message that is free to be interpreted however the viewer would like - it is an expression that can be re-appropriated for all.
TRAINING Diploma, Plastic Arts, Worthing College of Art (England) Licence, Animation Draftsman, Lancaster Polytechnic (England)
Graphic Designer, Software Designer, Art Director - CCL Live Events Designer and Partner, Big Twist Designers Designer and Independent Art Director, 10-44 Design Consultancy
July-August 2015: Condom, Zambezi One Gallery - Summer Expo
August-September 2015: Summer Show - Valence D’Agen
November-December 2014: Albi, 36 Autumn Exhibition in Albi
September-November 2014: Condom, Zambezi One Gallery - Autumn Exhibition
November 2014: 24 Castelsarrasin Autumn Exhibition
October-November 2014: La Salle de Clairac, XXVth International Painting Exhibition of CLAIRAC
September 2014: Valence D’Agen, Salon Art et Garonne
July-August 2014: St Antonin Noble-Val, 37 Salon d’Art Contemporain
May 2014: Valence D’Agen, Espace Republique, Solo show
July 2012: Auvillar, Galerie Bleu Reglisse, La Chapelle Du Port, Solo show
March 2012: Montauban, Galerie Le Sphinx, Solo show
October 2010: Lectoure, City Hall, solo show