Ian Chamberlain Drawings and Prints

Network and Mast Series


I have been developing a current body of work dealing with communication, focusing on the repetitive design and sculptural qualities of mobile phone masts. A necessary yet controversial structure to allow the ease of communication.

The ‘Network’ and ‘Cellular’  etchings are a dichotomy: a celebration of the fast pace the technology and the slow pace of making with the etching process juxtaposing the quick and slow aspects of communication.

These mundane structures are transformed into powerful symbols representing the omnipresence of modern communication networks, conveying a sense of time, change, and continuity in our digital world.

They become subjects of artistic inquiry, questioning a deeper reflection on the role of technology and the overlooked infrastructure in our contemporary lives.