ActionSpace presents an online exhibition of drawings by Ian Wornast made during Covid-19 social distancing.
“My work is about London, transport links and changes I see when I walk around my neighbourhood. Things I notice, new buildings that are being built and things that catch my eye” – Ian Wornast
Ian Wornast’s work is all about London and the sights he sees as he travels around by foot and by public transport. He has a particular interest in the changing landscape of his local neighbourhood in South London, where the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms is completely reshaping the profile of the area.
Ian has found being at home by himself frustrating and unsettling. Drawing gives him something to do. It is a way of thinking about and communicating his thoughts and feelings and giving a sense of productivity and accomplishment during a time when not much is happening.
For the exhibition ‘From My Window’ Ian shares his life in lockdown, looking at what he can see outside his window, what is happening in his flat and the things he is thinking about and missing.
This is a unique and intimate insight into an artist’s life, voiced in Ian’s unique visual style which combines striking graphic patterns, vivid colours and strong imagery.
This will be an evolving exhibition, with new pieces added each week.
Ian Wornast is a founding member of ActionSpace’s Cockpit Friday Studio Group and has also been employed by us a studio assistant for over 20 years.