Ian Emes,  Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,  2018 [Detail]

Ian Emes, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, 2018 [Detail]


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

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.


Press Releases

ECHOES - Ian Emes

20 April - 03 June 2018


Exhibition History Highlights

2018ECHOES, No 20, London

2016 On The Run, Galeria Miejska, Wroclaw, Poland

2015Ikons' Icons, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

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

2013Time, BIAD, Birmingham

2012One Of These Days, Unit 24 Southbank, London

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

1980 - National Film Theatre Retrospective, London



ECHOES - Ian Emes

Exhibition catalogue
21 pages - Fully illustrated in colour,
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (21 x 21cm)


Please contact the gallery at info@no20arts.com to purchase a copy.

Ian Emes,  One of These Days,  2017 [Detail]

Ian Emes, One of These Days, 2017 [Detail]