Ian Ward Garlant

Ian Garlant was born in 1962 to an English father and Norwegian mother. A former distinguished figure in the fashion world, Ian is now making art full time from his studio on Hardanger fjord in Norway. His fashion background boasts over 20 years at the top of leading fashion houses including Aquascutum and Hardy Amies. Garlant•s couture fashion designs have been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and Victoria & Albert Museum.

Garlant•s art is inspired by the dramatic isolated landscape of Hardanger fjord. Some of Garlant•s recent work included in the UnEarth exhibition respond to the late revered Norwegian poet, Olav H Hauge (1908–1994) who also lived on the same fjord. Working with and within the landscape, Garlant•s creative process involves burning, bathing and scraping pre- used wood, asphalt and sand of the fjord. These materials are transformed into commanding, archetypal, mysterious artworks in the form of sculptural paintings ranging in size from 50x50cm to 120x120cm.

His abstract and formal compositions, that are both primordial and futuristic, are finished in a palette of earth and metallic tones. The dramatic making process brings the materials back to life into artworks which suggest myth, rebirth and creative force – his art is as surprising as the earth itself.



Ian Ward Garlant: "NEBULA MINOR" Ian Ward Garlant: "SPORER" Ian Ward Garlant: "SVARTE KROSSAR" Ian Ward Garlant: "SKOGEN I SKOGEN"
Ian Ward Garlant:
NEBULA MINOR
(2010)
mixed media
87x71
Ian Ward Garlant:
SPORER
(2010)
mixed media
87x71
Ian Ward Garlant:
SVARTE KROSSAR
(2010)
mixed media
87x46
Ian Ward Garlant:
SKOGEN I SKOGEN
(2010)
mixed media
64x114
Ian Ward Garlant: "COLD SPELL" Ian Ward Garlant: "STORMKRØKT SKOG" Ian Ward Garlant: "EITT MED LANDET" Ian Ward Garlant: "STABBESTEINAR"
Ian Ward Garlant:
COLD SPELL
(2010)
mixed media
d: 103
Ian Ward Garlant:
STORMKRØKT SKOG
(2010)
mixed media
122x72
Ian Ward Garlant:
EITT MED LANDET
(2010)
mixed media
82x124
Ian Ward Garlant:
STABBESTEINAR
(2010)
mixed media
64x161
Ian Ward Garlant: "TO LI PO" Ian Ward Garlant: "READ LU CHI" Ian Ward Garlant: "STEINSPRANG" Ian Ward Garlant: "DRAUMEN"
Ian Ward Garlant:
TO LI PO
(2010)
mixed media
120x120
Ian Ward Garlant:
READ LU CHI
(2010)
mixed media
121x122
Ian Ward Garlant:
STEINSPRANG
(2010)
mixed media
122x84
Ian Ward Garlant:
DRAUMEN
(2010)
mixed media
123x84
Ian Ward Garlant: "EINSEMDI" Ian Ward Garlant: "VATNET OG EVA" Ian Ward Garlant: "DESEMBERMÅNEN" Ian Ward Garlant: "COLD STAR"
Ian Ward Garlant:
EINSEMDI
(2010)
mixed media
115x84
Ian Ward Garlant:
VATNET OG EVA
(2010)
mixed media
123x134
Ian Ward Garlant:
DESEMBERMÅNEN
(2010)
mixed media
124x123
Ian Ward Garlant:
COLD STAR
(2010)
mixed media
d: 100
Ian Ward Garlant: "WOOD FOR THE TREES"    
Ian Ward Garlant:
WOOD FOR THE TREES
(2010)
mixed media
d: 100
   
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