Ian Swift invites us to his home and to his study to tell us personally about his life, artwork, and about the commitment and conviction that artists need to have to their own ideas. This interview, which was planned to be only in written, ended up in a video to shows the essence of Ian as a person and artist.
Ian is an artist of the Blue Mountains in Australia that does a bit of everything: paintings, sculptures, drawings and poems. There are many artists who do all of that, but Ian Swift uses recycled materials and gives to his artwork a unique humurous and sarcastic touch with strong political, social or environmental topics. But ok, let Ian tell you better about it…
His most known collections like Cynical Naivism, Eavesdroppings of a Galah, Spin, Ikeabana and his latest, EcoWarriors, have led him to a new vision: Drop Bear Gorgeous, a global brand of conceptual art. DBG will be launched in April with an exhibition at Lost Bear Gallery in the Blue Mountains. Stay tuned for more information on beodds.com.
Ian Swift in his house
Ian’s second studio
Functional art at Ian’s house
My Blue Mountains – Cynical Naivism
More of Ian’s Artwork
The following pictures were provided by Lost Bear Gallery.
Australia – Cynical Naivism Collection Camouflage Drop Bear Design – Eco Warriors Collection
Creation Myth – Cynical Naivism Collection
Boat People II – Cynical Naivism Collection Eaves Dropping Galah Collection
Käpsaard – Ikeabana Collection Ludde – Ikeabana Collection