Ian Chamberlain Drawings and Prints

Shelter series


During the lockdown periods I simplified the content and focus of my work by concentrating on human kinds basic need for protection and shelter from the elements and defence.

The work takes reference from a broad range of architectural forms, using the shelters as a metaphor to highlight notions around Isolation, boundaries and also the need to rebuild and start anew.

The structures are isolated through their composition and in various states of completion. The skeleton and framework of some the structures is laid bare, heightening the sense of vulnerability and openness to the elements.

The Drawings and prints emphasise and capture layered architectural forms, showing them in a state of flux and transition, a transient architectural structure to be transported or left behind.

The broader body of work is developing an  emerging inter-disciplinary approach combining drawn photographic and hand printed methods.