Ian Fisher is an active artist hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada. Currently, he works and lives in Denver, Colorado. He studied at the University of Colorado Boulder. His current shows include showing his Atmosphere series at the exhibition Desire Lines at The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT. A solo show, Half Lives at the Art Base in Basalt, CO, 10 x: 10th Anniversary Exhibition at RedLine, Denver, CO, as well as GOCA’s show, Collectivity.
His artwork explores atmospheres, clouds, and the natural beauty of the sky. His subjects include a variety of colors including some monochromatic schemes—almost making some of his paintings feel surreal and mystical. His paintings instill a feeling of nostalgia for when we as children look up at the sky and dream about the past, present, or future, or when coming up with images that we see in the sky. Why do we find the subject of our atmosphere—our universe—so fascinating? Why do we stare at the sky and clouds and marvel in awe at the beauty? Is it just the aesthetic? Or is it the feeling so insignificant in retrospect to the vastness of the universe? Perhaps it is simply the beauty of nature that draws us into Fisher’s oil paintings. Fisher’s paintings encapsulate those beautiful moments that nature paints in the sky for us.
The exhibit Collectivity will investigate points of connection between artists from two internationally significant artist collectives based out of the Western United States – Hyperlink (Colorado) and Durden & Ray (Los Angeles) in two concurrent exhibits across two states.