Ian Wornast has passion for London transport, its history and its developments. He notices and researches changes to structures around the city and creates graphic yet personal geographic mappings in response. Ian incorporates design and colour from TFL into complex patterns in which he shows the connections and links throughout London through his own lens. Recently, Ian has also become interested in transport connections around the world such as in Moscow.
Ian’s work has a strong and unique visual identity – recognisable instantly by it’s striking lines, patterns and logos. Yet, he is also prolific in his experimentation. Like urban developments, in his art he likes “things to be moving forward, not going back, to keep progressing”. His drawings encourage you look closer: at the artwork and at the world around you.
Ian has been awarded an Unlimited Emerging Artists co-commission with Thompson Hall by Unlimited Emerging Arts to create a body of work for an exhibition entitled My Life in London at The Koppel Project Hive.
Ian Wornast is a resident artist at ActionSpace’s Cockpit Arts studio and a member of ActionSpace’s staff team
- The Out There Art Fair, Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios, 2016 (group show)
- Shop of Curiosity, The Geddes Gallery, 2016 (group show)
- Art at the Bridge: “Connections”, Tower Bridge, 2014 – 2015 (group show)
- Oh Wow! 32 Responses to Colour and Light, Cockpit Arts Summer Open Studios, 2014 (group show)
- I Was Framed, Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios, 2013 (group show)
- Co-workshop Leader, Friday Afternoon Art Club, Royal Academy of Arts, 2017