IAN EMES

 Detail of Interstellar Overdrive, 2018 Acrylic, ink, wax on perspex

Detail of Interstellar Overdrive, 2018
Acrylic, ink, wax on perspex

 

Ian began his career as a painter, sculptor then animator. He has recently staged his seventh exhibition On The Run, which details his legacy as well as exploring new concepts using floating screens, film, CGI and sound de-sign.

In 1973 his ground-breaking experimental film French Windows brought him to the attention of Pink Floyd who commissioned him to visualise one of the greatest albums of all time - The Dark Side Of The Moon, which includes the iconic Time sequence.

His animations have also featured in major exhibitions, such as Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains at the V&A and Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma. In addition to Pink Floyd concerts, his works have been used in numerous live music tours such as Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells Tour, David Gilmour's Live at Pompeii, and Roger Water's The Wall - Berlin and Us + Them World Tour

Ian’s animation became the founding style for future Pink Floyd visuals, evident today in Roger Water’s The Wall. He has recently staged his seventh exhibition On The Run, which details his legacy as well as exploring new concepts using floating screens, film, CGI and sound de-sign.

 
 Detail of Grantchester Meadows, 1971 2m30s film  

Detail of Grantchester Meadows, 1971
2m30s film
 

 

Press Releases

ECHOES - Ian Emes
20 April - 03 June

 

Exhibition History

2018 - ECHOES, No 20, London

2016 - On The Run, Galeria Miejska, Wroclaw, Poland

2015 - Ikons' Icons, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

2014 - This Time Tomorrow, Ray Davies, Konk Studios, London

2013 - Time, BIAD, Birmingham

2012 - One Of These Days, Unit 24 Southbank, London

2010 - It Was a Thursday Night, The Horse Hospital, London

1980 - National Film Theatre Retrospective, London

 

Publications

ECHOES - Ian Emes

Exhibition catalogue
21 pages; fully illustrated in colour
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (21 x 21cm)

£5.00

If you would like to purchase the catalogue, please contact the gallery at info@no20arts.com

 
 
 
I run and I run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking...
And still I carry on, caught in perpetual motion, an ageing child in the playpen. But as long as I am curious, I am alive
— Ian Emes, 2018
 
 Twin Towers, 1981. Kodalith cells, gouache, card

Twin Towers, 1981.
Kodalith cells, gouache, card