We thought it fitting to kickstart the ‘Dukki Showcase’ with our very own resident Artist Ian Jones.
Whilst Ian has created artwork based on the local landmarks of Nottingham for us at DUKKI, he has primarily created a large portfolio of Street Art, some of which he will be exhibiting at DUKKI this month.
Ian Jones is an Artist and Illustrator, born and raised in Chilwell, Nottingham. He has been a professional illustrator for the last 7 years and studied Graphic Design at the Lace Market School of Art and Design.
His work is a blend of traditional and digital techniques resulting in richly layered textural images.
The images that he produces bridge the gap between abstract and figurative painting, creating a landscape that simultaneously reflects reality and fantasy.
Ian’s main Artistic influences are Mythology, Shamanism, Graffiti and Tribal Art, which is clearly reflected in the colour palette that he uses.
When he isn’t helping to run Dukki in the Broadmarsh, Ian is always busy creating new pieces of artwork and posting them on Twitter and Instagram, under the handle @nonsenseprophet.
His work has been displayed in galleries across the midlands, and a large proportion of his Nottingham Landmarks can be found already in DUKKI in the Broadmarsh.
Ian is an avid believer that there is something very pure about creating work digitally. He says “you are in effect painting with light, with electricity, manipulating and sculpting that which isn’t truly tangible.”
You can find Ian’s facebook page here, and follow him for the latest updates of his work.
Ian’s exhibition will start on Sunday 15th February and run until the end of the month.
A full list of the exhibitors taking part in the showcase, can be found here.
Next month we will be introducing Becca Thorne Illustration