Ian Kirkpatrick is a contemporary artist based in London. His work is inspired by the history of art and design, from ancient cave art and Greek amphorae, to graffiti and computer graphics.
Kirkpatrick creates his work digitally, using modular graphics that he arranges into narrative configurations, often in response to local heritage and contemporary global events. His art has been exhibited internationally, and has been commissioned for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Tour de France, and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Kirkpatrick was one of the shortlisted artists from the KCAW20 Public Art Trail Open Call.
His latest site-specific installation, Nocturne, created as part of the KCAW x High Street Windows project, is currently on view at 193 Kensington High Street.
Part of my ‘Perseus’ series. This design is inspired by the painting of the same name by Edward Burne-Jones, part of his ‘Perseus Cycle’. In response to an insult from Atlas, Perseus turns the titan to stone with Medusa’s decapitated head. The way Perseus appears to ‘float’ in the painting from 1882 reminded me of the 1980s video game Space Harrier from my childhood. The piece recalls 1980s Miami Deco designs with its neon & pastels, and its shaped border.
Ian Kirkpatrick | Atlas Turned to Stone
Giclee print with archival pigment inks on 280gsm Innova Soft White Cotton paper
594 x 420 mm
Limited edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist