Seeking the Creative: Ian Inoy, Sculptor
How would you describe your art in three words?
Expressive, Explorative & Experiential.
Artist Ian Inoy boldly breaks the conventionality of a canvas and creates vibrant, eccentric, one-of-a-kind artworks. The 25 year old from The Quezon Province, Philippines, produces sculpture-like pieces with varying textures, colors, and patterns. Ian began this work amid quarantine, when isolation allowed him to move past the opinions of others and focus solely on his vision. He uses every aspect of his surroundings as forms of inspiration, finding new and creative ways to transform his canvases. At the end of the day, this artist hopes to create art that invites audiences to open their minds and find meanings of their own. Ian Inoy creates from his heart, and allows the world to freely interpret his unique and striking masterpieces.
Where/how do you gather inspiration?
I’m a very outgoing person. This is why I can say that inspiration usually comes from the things I encounter in my environment on a daily basis like plants growing on the sidewalk, textures of random objects formed by changing environments and weather conditions, different hues of random things like flowers, animals, textiles and even food, and most of the times the things I encounter when I dive into the ocean. I can say that because of the love for visuals I see around me, I create artworks that were formed by mixing and combining different details encountered.
What do you hope audiences retain from your work?
I love it when people find personal translation/meanings behind my works. The idea behind my works is to allow people to experience them fully by exploring the artworks through depths of textures, variations of materials and also the hues used. This way, I encourage people to find their own ideas from what they perceived and experienced. So to speak, the main goal is to be able to allow the viewers of the work to find their own voice when it comes to translating the artworks presented.
Curated and written by Brynn O’Connor
Facebook: Ian Inoy