2020 Ian Bateson's Artwork

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2020 Procreated inspirations created in isolation Ian Bateson; artist, art director and graphic designer


2020 Procreated inspirations created in isolation


Plans for travel this year came to an abrupt standstill due to the Pandemic. So much of my 2020 output became reliant on images photographed in years past added to shots taken in our Garden during the summer. Split image work also played a big part in this years body of work. Manipulating a single photograph into multiple abstractions combined with painting and stitching within many layers. I started this years book well into September and collectively we’ve experienced six months of varying degrees of lock down. As fall descends I’m aware the lock downs will continue as we all hope for an effective vaccine to free us from this most grim state of affairs. Hence the sub-title of this book “created in isolation” I had hoped to secure another exhibition but now realize this won’t be feasible for at least another 12 months. Played with online alternatives but without some expert curatorial help this wasn’t very successful. Also toying with finding some sort of professional representation in order to market galleries once they reopen. All the work presented in this years book are in chronological order. v All works are Copyright Ian Bateson © 2011-21


Abstract 102, 36” x 24” - 91.4cm x 61.2cm.


Organic 27, 36” x 27” - 91.4cm x 68.5cm.


Above: Abstract 103, 36” x 24” - 91.4cm x 61.38cm. Right: Abstract 105, 12” x 26.8” - 30.4cm x 68cm.


Abstract 104, 36” x 18” - 91.4cm x 45.7cm.


Abstract 106, 30” x 12.6” - 77cm x 32.2cm.

Abstract 107, 36” x 13.4” - 91.4cm x 34.26cm.


Abstract 108, 36” x 24” - 91.4cm x 61.3cm.


Abstract 109, 36” x 24” - 91.4cm x 68.3cm.


Above, Abstract 110, 32” x 12” - 81.2cm x 30.4cm. Below, Abstract 111, 36” x 24” - 91.4 x 61.3cm


Left; Abstract 112, 25.8” x 30” - 65.5cm x 76.2cm. Below; Abstract 113, 32” x 11.9” - 81.2 x 30.4cm.

Following page: Top; Abstract 114, 32” x 11.9” - 81.2 x 30.4cm Below; Abstract 115, 32” x 13.8” - 81.2 x 35cm



Above: Abstract 116, 32” x 12” - 18.2cm x 30.5cm.

Below: Abstract 117, 32” x 11.5”, 81.2 x 29.4cm.


Abstract 188, 36” x 23” - 91.4cm x 58.5cm.


Abstract 119, 36” x 28” - 91.4cm x 71.39cm.


Abstract 120, 36” x 26.9” - 91.4cm x 68.34cm.


Abstract 122, 36” x 24” - 91.4cm x 61.3cm.

Abstract 121, 25” x 36” - 63.5cm x 91.4cm.


Abstract 123, 30” x 24.12” - 76.2cm x 61.2cm.


Abstract 124, Extinction 2, 20” x 18.3” - 50.8cm x 46.5cm. Abstract 125, Door Reflections, 31” x 30.9” - 78.7cm x 78.6cm.


Abstract 127, 36” x 35.7” - 91.4cm x 90.8cm.

Abstract 126, 23” x 38” - 58.4cm x 96.9cm.


Abstract 128, 46” x 26.9” - 116.84cm x 68.49cm.


Red, Yellow, Blue & Green #3, 49.6” x 36” - 126cm x 91.4cm.


Abstract 129, 34” x 11.5” - 86.3cm x 29.3cm.

Abstract 130, 34” x 12.7” - 86.3cm x 32.4cm.


Abstract 132, 36” x 26.6” - 91.4cm x 67.6cm.

Abstract 131, 12.7” x 34” - 32.4cm x 86.3cm.


Above: Abstract 133, 34” x 12.7” - 86.3cm x 32.3cm. Right: Abstract 134, 36” x 23.9” - 91.4cm x 60.8cm


Abstract 135, 36” x 30.12” 91.4cm x 76.5cm.


Above: Abstract 136, Hope, 36” x 12.8” - 91.4cm x 32.6cm. Right: Abstract 138, Distance, 36” x 23.3” - 91.4cm x 59.38cm.


Dunsop Memories, 36” x 13.2” - 91.4cm x 33.7cm.

Abstract 139, Trapped, 24” x 36” - 61.4cm x 91.4cm.


Left, Abstract 137, 34.7” x 36” - 88cm x 91.4cm. Below, 140, 36” x 13.4” - 91.4cm x 34.2cm.


Abstract 141, N.Y., 36” x 24” - 91.4cm x 61.24cm.


Abstract 142, Squamish, 36” x 15.4” - 91.4cm x 39.3cm.


Abstract 143, Lonsdale Quay, 36” x 24” - 91.4cm x 61.4cm.


Abstract 145, Reflections, 18” x 13” - 45.86cm x 33.83cm.

Abstract 144, 26.8” x 36” - 68.3cm x 91.4cm.


Abstract 146, 38” x 21.4” - 96.5cm x 54.5cm.


Abstract 147, 40” x 14.9” - 101.6cm x 38cm.

Abstract 148, 40” x 20.5” - 101.6cm x 52.9cm.


Abstract 149, 40” x 26.7” - 101.6cm x 68cm.


Abstract 150, 50.75” x 21.9” - 128.91cm x 55.67cm.


Abstract 151, 47” x 26” - 119.38cm x 66.27cm.


Abstract 152, Erickson Twist, 71.3” x 19” - 181.3cm x 48.4cm.

Abstract 153, Isolated 1, 36” x 22” - 91.44cm x 55.95cm.


Abstract 153, Dance, 40” x 20” - 101.6cm x 51.48cm.


Abstract 154, Isolated 2, 36” x 24” - 91.44cm x 61.3cm.


Abstract 155, 36” x 25.8” - 91.4cm x 65.5cm.


Abstract 156, 45” x 18.5” - 114.3cm x 47.23cm.

Heart of stone, 27” x 36” - 68.58cm x 91.44cm.


Abstract 157, 30” x 34.7” - 76.2cm x 88.15cm.


Abstract 158, 41.4” x 26” - 105.2cm x 66cm.


Abstract 159, 44” x 15” - 111.76cm x 38.19cm.

Red, Yellow, Blue & Green #6, 55” x 20.6” - 139.7cm x 52.33cm.


Abstract 160, 30” x 34” - 76.4cm x 86.36cm.


Abstract 161, 33.2” x 30” 84.5cm x 76.2cm.


Abstract 162, 44” x 20” - 111.84cm x 50.8cm.


Flying Fish, 32.9” x 17.127” - 83.64cm x 43.5cm.


Garden 2020 #1, 37.3” x 28” - 94.83cm x 71.12cm.


Garden 2020 #2, 27” x 36” - 68.58cm x 91.44cm.


Garden 2020 #3, 37” x 31.3” - 93.98cm x 79.63cm.


Garden 2020 #4, 27” x 36” - 68.58cm x 91.44cm.


Left: Garden 2020, #5, 36” x 27” - 91.44cm x 68.58cm. Bottom: Garden Chairs 2020, 53” x 20” - 134.83cm x 50.8cm.


Above: Garden 2020 #6, 49.3” x 24” - 125.39cm x 60.96cm. Right: Garden 2020 #7, 39.2” x 32” - 99.8cm x 81.28cm.


Left: Garden 2020 #8, 32.3” x 48” - 82.16cm x 121.92cm. Above: Garden 2020 #9, 36” x 32.4” - 91.44cm x 82.49cm.


Garden 2020, #10, 36” x 27” - 91.44cm x 68.58cm.


Abstract 164, 43.18” x 26.89” - 109.68cm x 68.3cm.


Abstract 165, 30.3” x 32” - 77.02cm x 81.28cm.


Abstract 166, 36” x 24” - 91.44cm x 61.43cm.


Abstract 163, 36” x 24” - 91.44cm x 61.43cm.


Abstract 167, Far North, 40” x 10.7” - 101.6cm x 27.37cm.

Abstract 168, Upper Deck, 40” x 10.7” - 101.6cm x 30.37cm.


Above: Abstract 169, Tender, 40” x 14.9” - 101.6cm x 38.02cm. Right: Abstract 170, Venice, 36” x 24” - 91.44cm x 61.45cm.


Garden 2020, #11, Peonies, 36” x 27” - 91.44cm x 68.78cm.


Abstract 171, Venice, 36” x 24” - 91.44cm x 61.45cm.


Abstract 172, Excavation, 40” x 11.6” - 101.6cm x 29.56cm.

Abstract 173, Intersection, 40” x 15” - 101.6cm x 38.2cm.


Abstract 174, Lenercost, 40” x 27.17” - 101.6cm x 69cm.


Abstract 175, Kitchen, 50” x 20.9” - 127cm x 53.24cm.

Abstract 176, Flight Deck, 36” x 11.4” - 91.4cm x 29cm.


Abstract 177, 240, 40” x 22” - 101.6cm x 56.24cm.


Abstract 178, 40” x 15.118” - 101.6cm x 38.4cm.


Abstract 179, Car Wreck, 36” x 20.3” - 91.44cm x 51.6cm.


Garden 2020 #12, 36” x 28” - 91.44cm x 71.2cm.


Left: Garden 2020, #13, 19.9” x 50” - 50.68cm x 127cm. Above: Abstract 180, Landed, 58” x 21.6” - 147.32cm x 55cm.


Abstract 181, 48” x 7.6” - 121.9cm x 19.5cm.

Abstract 182, 35” x 15” - 88.03cm x 38.28cm.


Garden 2020, #14, 40” x 16.6” - 101.6cm x 42.22cm.


Abstract 182, 48” x 31.9” - 121.92cm x 81.26cm.


Abstract 184, 48” x 81.9” - 121.92cm x 81.26cm.


Abstract 185, 40” x 35.26” - 101.6cm x 89.5cm.


Garden 2020 #15, 40” x 38.4” - 101.6cm x 97.78cm.


Abstract 186, 46” x 17.182” - 116.84cm x 43.64cm.

Abstract 187, 50” x 15.2” - 127cm x 38.65cm.


Abstract 188, 36” x 26.8” - 91.4cm x 68cm.


Abstract 189, 36” x 15.7” - 91.4cm x 40cm.


Abstract 190, Venice, 36” x 30.11” - 91.4cm x 76.4cm.


Above: A bstract 191, Autumn Trees, 46” x 17.3” - 116.8cm x 43.95cm. Left: A bstract 192, Summer Flora, 46” x 20.3” - 116.8cm x 51.6cm.


Above: Abstract 193, Autumn Trees, 46” x 17.2” - 116.8cm x 43.9cm. Right: Garden 2020, #16, 46” x 34.5” - 116.8cm x 87.63cm.


Abstract 194, Carlisle, 46” x 26” - 116.8cm x 66.57cm.


Abstract 195, Strings, 46” x 27.8” - 116.8cm x 70.65cm.


Abstract 196, N.Y., 53.5” x 26.7” - 136.1cm x 67.8cm.


Abstract 197, Vancouver, 38” x 35.7” - 96.4cm x 90.7cm.


Above: Abstract 198, Van Botanical 48” x 19.7” - 121.9cm x 50cm. Left: Garden 2020 #17 53” x 22.9” - 135.8cm x 58.28cm


Abstract 199, Lonsdale Quay, 39.6” x 36.75” 100.8cm x 93.5cm.


Garden 2020 #18, 46” x 31.2” - 116.8cm x 79.3cm.


Garden 2020, #19, 46” x 25.9” - 116.8cm x 65.9cm.


Abstract 200, 20” x 14” - 50.8cm x 35.5cm.


Abstract 201, 46” x 25.8” - 116.84cm x 65.6cm.


Abstract 203, 46” x 43” - 116.84cm x 109.27cm.

Abstract 202, 46” x 61.7” - 116.84cm x 156.7cm.


Abstract 204, 46” x 38.7” - 116.84cm x 98.39cm.


Garden 2020 #20, 58” x 50.9” - 147.32cm x 129.48cm.


Garden 2020 #21, 38.8” x 48” - 98.65cm x 121.92cm.


Abstract 205, 85” x 29.7” - 215.9cm x 75.5cm.


Abstract 206, 65” x 38.3” - 165cm x 97.5cm.


Abstract 207, 65” x 42” - 165cm x 106.6cm.


Abstract 208, 48” x 61.8” - 121.9cm x 157cm.


Garden 2020 #22, 70” x 26.3” - 177.8cm x 66.86cm.


Garden 2020 #23, 70” x 36.4” - 177.8cm x 92.7cm.


Garden 2020, #24, 70” x 26.3” - 177.8cm x 66.93cm.


Abstract 209, 36” x 48” - 91.4cm x 121.92cm.


Abstract 210, 35” x 49” - 88.9cm x 125.13cm.


Abstract 211, 45.4” x 24” - 115.7cm x 61cm.


Abstract 212, Dinner, 19.7” x 14.9” - 50cm x 37.9cm.


Abstract 212, Dinner #2, 19.7” x 14.9” - 50cm x 37.9cm.


Abstract 213, Unplugged, 39” x 52” - 99cm x 132cm.


Abstract 214, Canned, 48” x 34.4” - 121.9cm x 87.4cm.


Abstract 215, 40” x 26.7” - 101.6cm x 68cm.


Abstract 216, 48” x 18” - 121.92cm x 46.18cm.


Abstract 217, 14.8” x 11.3” - 37.78cm x 28.74cm.


Abstract 218, 16.9” x 16.8” - 42.99cm x 42.84cm.


Abstract 219, 11” x 11” - 28cm x 28cm.


Abstract 220, One Day At A Time, 22” x 8.25” - 55.8cm x 20.98cm.


Abstract 221, Barriers, 20.73” x 26.57” - 51.13cm x 67.49cm.


Abstract 222, One Day 2, 41.7” x 34” - 106cm x 86.3cm.


About Ian Bateson

and

Publications

from

2012-20

Education 1970 – 1974 Lancaster College Of Art. Graduated with Honours, Illustration and Graphic Design.

Experience During the 1970’s and early 80’s Ian worked in the field of illustration and graphic design, building a solid reputation with the publishing industry as an illustrator of children’s books and a designer and illustrator for academic publications. Ian worked with Douglas & McIntyre, UBC Press, Harbour Publishing and various other international houses.

Exhibitions: Dec 2013: North Vancouver Community Arts Council, Anonymous Show. Mar 2014: Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver. Abstracting Colour Photography, a group show. Nov 2014: Federation of Canadian Artists, Digital art, a group show

From 1986 to 2012, Ian helped build Baseline Type & Graphics Cooperative into a thriving creative design studio, working for major corporations, businesses, government agencies and NGO’s telling their stories through well crafted design and marketing solutions.

Dec 2014: North Vancouver Community Arts Council, Anonymous Show.

Ian now uses the skills he gained over 35 years, to apply his thoughts and imagination through personal, interpretive art. Ideas expressed through sketch books, photographs and finalized as digital art, output to either giclée or limited edition laser prints.

Dec 2016: North Vancouver Community Arts Council, Anonymous Show.

Influences During his extensive travels, lan has visited some of the major world galleries; the Hermitage in St Petersburg, the Tate in London and Liverpool, the Louvre in Paris, the National in Washington and Biennale in Venice. Through these collections, from the 18th Century William Turner to Picasso in the 19th Century and Willem de Kooning and the American abstract expressionists in the 20th Century, Ian discovered wonder and amazement when in the presence of such exceptional works of art. The art of typography is also a keen interest influenced by; William Caslon, John Baskerville, Frutiger, Max Miedinger for their wonderful type designs and Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dom Sylvester Houédard and Edwin Morgan, for their amazing concrete poetry.

Artistic

expression

Ian creates an impression, mood and emotion through use of colour and form. He takes from his immediate environment and reflects a visual metaphor. Assemblage and painting, for example, will turn into an expression of questioning or perhaps anger and a moment to reflect on the environment.

Dec 2015: North Vancouver Community Arts Council, Anonymous Show.

Jun 2017: The Storey Gallery, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK ORIGINS; a two man exhibit with John Sharp. July 2019: Participated in the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver. Nov 2019: Place des Arts, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada Solo show in the main Salon showing 38 pieces.


140 pieces chronologically presented in what was a very busy year. A solo show at the Place des Arts in Coquitlam, participation in the West Vancouver summer Harmony Arts festival and a contribution to the Boys & Girls club fundraiser

Reviewing a year of work using photography, acrylic and other mediums in combination to create a body of artwork using the Procreate app. I also reviewed my concrete poetry and their relationship to my reactions surrounding personal annoyance at the increasing melt down of liberal values built over six decades and personal thoughts on emotional issues we all face. January 2017 was the start of an all consuming process of planning, designing and production for a major two man exhibit with my friend, John Sharp—who lives and works in Manchester, UK—in our old art school gallery in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. In the last segment of this book I go into more detail about this wonderful process we were both thrilled to experience. Visiting my Mother in October. The fifteen pieces completed from that period are not included in this book but published separately in; A month of Procreating in England. I photographed all the images used to create this body of work. Returning to images captured in Venice, New York, China and England and of course here at home in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

A five week Christmas break spent with my Mother in North West England, allowed for some downtime between our extensive trips—in a hired car—to produce these fourteen pieces using Procreate. The finished artwork is accompanied by notes and the raw photographs used to create each piece.

April saw my wife Jean and I fulfill a long wanted trip to China and w e were also saddened to learn the death of a good friend and writer Mark Budgen. These were some of the experiences that shaped these works produced both in Canada and England.

Twenty eight pieces—by no means the entirety of my output—from my remaining 2014 volume of work representing the themes of air, land, water and other. Many are derived from my travels to England, the US, Europe and Canada using photo’s, p ainting and effects to create the multi-layered art work. Whimsical interpretations of fossils, skulls and bones—photographed at the Natural History Museum during a trip to New York—positioned within environments I had visited and photographed in other parts of the world. You can review the original photographs, descriptions of my process and the final art when using an iPad and the Procreate app.


Whimsical interpretations of fossils, skulls and bones—photographed at the Natural History Museum during a trip to New York—positioned within environments I had visited and photographed in other parts of the world. You can review the original photographs, descriptions of my process and the final art when using an iPad and the Procreate app. A trip—September, 2013—to Alaska, photographs taken at the Fairbanks Museum and also during a five day tour of the Denali Park. My first ISSUU book of work, completed in 2012-13 using an iPad and the Procreate app. View all books @ https://issuu.com/ icreate

Utilizing some of the many photographs taken with my second digital camera,these are a series of sixteen Vancouver images converted into art using Illustrator and Photoshop in 2012. This series won an adjudicated place in the Ferry Building Gallery and my first group show in 2013.

I’ve struggled for some years to open my stored illustration work (and there are lots) done back in the early 80’s. This is a legacy piece for my sons, Julian and Kim to experience what I did to both live my dream as an illustrator and feed the family.

All works are Copyright Ian Bateson© 2011, 2020.

To celebrate twenty five years of work at Baseline Type & Graphics Cooperative on November 19, 2010, I began a blog containing a history of our studio and the work we carried out before and during the adoption of a digital workflow. As Baseline no longer exhibited a web site in 2016, the only record left was a Wordpress site which I have edited to fit this format. View books @ https://issuu.com/icreate

Books designed for a friend Alex Waterhouse-Hayward: Alex’s long running project of inviting friends; writers, photographers, artists and luminaries of Vancouver and beyond to be photographed using his Mothers Red Shawl through their personal interpretation, became a book gift from me to him capturing the initial 40 individuals who agreed to write a guest blog on his site. I completed this book for him in 2015.

Erotic photography has throughout his career been close to Alex’s heart, so as a gift I presented him with a format through this book to speak to that obsession. Sadly he never found the time to print the book and I had it reside on ISSUE for many years. ISSUE, limited access due to it being considered too explicit. View books @ https://issuu.com/icreate

All photography in Alex‘s books are Copyright Alex Waterhouse-Hayward © 2011, 2020.



Ian Bateson, artist, art director and graphic designer. t. 604 984 9283 c. 604 809 8409 ibateson@icloud.com www.ianbatesonstudio.com facebook.com/ian.bateson twitter.com/ibateson


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