NEW ARTIST: IAN BUTCHER

Two of Ian Butcher’s incredible portable shrines are now in our Conway Street Gallery. In the coming months the shrines will change periodically, leading up to Ian’s own show at our Charlotte Street gallery in September.

Says Ian regarding his work:

After a long career in design consultancy I am dedicating time to my love of collage.
The rules I have always set myself – everything has to be original, witty and charged with interest.
Inspired by the book “The home Altars of Mexico” together with roadside shrines, temples and churches I have seen in various parts of the world, I decided to create a series of pieces which pay tribute to the many visual manifestations of worship. They embrace all kinds of beliefs, often at the same time – and not just religious. The project includes all kinds of acts of devotion. The more I produce, the more I appreciate the ingenuity people display in constructing their own ‘doorways’ to worlds beyond. From the largest cathedrals to the corner of the kitchen, via the roadside, it’s the human race’s largest depository of visual art.

Take a moment to look at Ian’s new artist page on our website,

http://www.r-h-g.co.uk/artists/view/ian_butcher/257,0,0.html

Shrine I With LED Votive Candles by Ian Butcher

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