Modern Beauty

In this series of works, Ian connects the anxiety and emotion of modern life with a world of influencers, followers and fake images. There is a series of paintings, studies of the emotion that every person feels growing up. And, in a series of digital prints, there is a reflection of the public profiles of influencers, whose own manipulated and polished self images, contribute to contemporary ideas of beauty. This is a sympathetic reading of modern life for his two daughters, who will have to face navigating their own path through life.

Modern Beauty I, 2021, Acrylic and Mixed Media on Board. 790mm x 790mm.