Over 30 years of Ian Fleming's arts practice, three discrete, but interrelated bodies of work have developed, offering insights into being human in our universe at a macro, micro, quantum and personal level.
Consists of 4 very different bodies of work in a total of 12 major series of artworks. They offer insights across the universal dimensions of space/time, exploring civilisation, change and being human. Aspects of the exploration are spiritual, symbolic, and mystic while others probe existence at macro, micro, and quantum levels.
A horizon line is always distant - beyond our reach, not unlike the sub-conscious elements of our lives, but through these artworks, perceptive intuition is focused on that borderline territory and beyond.
Will the real Ian Fleming please stand up...
Establishing identity requires a suspension of disbelief, anything is possible, the canvas is blank, the infant is un-programmed. But who will we become? Within Ian Fleming’s arts practice he has elaborated on the use of multiple identities/avatars - developing 12 of them as an actual medium/artform ...as a method of exploring identity.
If this amazing level diversity can find acceptance inside one head …why not upon the larger scale globe on which we are all BeingHuman?
Alongside these two long-term and very specifically crafted bodies of work, Ian’s arts practice has very many other facets. This Residue + Loose-Ends, all the other kinds of ArtyStuffStuff includes large-scale commissions, international collaborations, cross-community and conflict transformation projects, workshops, arts festivals, culture night, awards, arts development activities, etc., etc.
...and more generally it also contains the type of on-going drawing and painting ‘habits' that most artists enjoy.