Mark Alexander (Nerveart.com)
ian aitken smith
I'm a disabled, Cardiff based painter formally training in the fields of Art History and Design. This has greatly influenced my style and provides a strong structural basis for my ideas.
I currently use acrylic, though my paintings are not solely restricted to canvas. Past artworks, whether figurative, semi-figurative or fully abstract have been conceived on interior and exterior surfaces, slate, wood, ceramic, fabric, card and plastic. These works range from large 100x100cm canvas paintings to small 15x10cm art cards.
My current series of full abstracts are inspired by Cubist collage, Constructivism and themes presented by artists such as Piet Mondrain and Ben Nicholson. These take the form of enigmatic geometric studies into the intense formal tension of shallow space where the expressing principles of restraint, balance and order are found.