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Ian Holman

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Artist's Statement

Through my method of working, I try to capitalize on a variety of associations that may come about during the process of making a particular painting.  I start out on a painting with a set of basic defining materials: Type of surface, size of surface and what material will be applied on that surface. As I begin to work with the materials I attempt to define certain opposing points that develop in the painting. These issues—such as material/immaterial, painted space/physical space, cohesion/disruption—put into motion a process of associations that informs the painted process. It is the material properties of painting and how these properties interrupt and contradict each other that allow the various random associations to play a formative role in the overall meaning of the composition.  These associations allow the paintings to develop in ways that I couldn’t necessarily plan out in the beginning.


2005    Hunter College, New York. MFA in Painting
1995    Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California. BA in Fine Art
2005   Thesis Show.  Hunter College, NYC
2005   Pictionary; group show. Kravits/Wehby gallery, NYC
2001    Spring Forward; group show. Fifty Bucks Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2000    Group show of Los Angeles artists. Japanese American Cultural Center,
Los Angeles, California
2000    Landscapes; group show. Slo Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1995    Thesis show. Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, California