Born in 1973, this art painter has experienced a rather quick success with his "Vicky" series. After completeing his education at the Goldsmith College
, he based himself in London, England
He spent some years painting just two persons, his girlfriend and another woman. The style of the paintings has been described as "post brit-pop" due to the remarkable superficiality and the typical british style of the models he paints. "My paintings are somebody, not just anybody", the artist stated.
With these paintings, he builds a bridge from the traditional English paintings to the more harsh and cynical art of today. The paintings may resemble pop-art in apperance, but after looking at them for some time, the cues you may get are urban love, alienation and so forth. The whole collection is marked by a "cool sadness" as stated by one critic.
One of his "Vicky" series paintings is on display on an Internet art gallery here: http://www.artaround.no/art/art-showLarge.asp?IMAGEID=1046 It's not one of his best pictures by a long shot, but illustrates the style. He also has a small homepage with a couple of pictures here: http://www.platform.dircon.co.uk/archive/Plat2/IanMcv.html
A list of some of his exhibitions:
01/99 Painting, Christian Dam Galleri, Oslo solo exhinition
08/98 Group Show, Christian Dam Galleri, Oslo w/Rainer Fetting, Mark Emblem & others
09/98 Art Copenhagen, Christian Dam Galleri, Copenhagen
11/96 Hard Truths, 50 Caledonian Road, London w/ Simon Tegala
04/96 My Manor, 50 Caledonian Road, London w/ Mustafa Hulusi, Michael Ritzema & Chris Walsh
11/95 Renegade Darkside, 25 Pentonville Road, London w/ Mustafa Hulusi, Michael Ritzema & Helen Silverlock
Currently displayed in these collections:
Saatchi Gallery, International Private Collections
Personal note: I now own one of his paintings, and it's simply beautiful. The title is "Vicky 111" and it's currently the crown jewel of my art collection.