My name is Ione Milne and I am currently living in Malaga, Southern Spain. I moved here in the summer of 2020 and its given me so much new and varied inspiration for my art practice, which I hope you're enjoying as you look through my website!
The works I create are abstract still life paintings depicting human relationships and our relationship to 'home', through our connection to objects, patterns, colours and textures, the details within our lives, we shape our homes, emotions and create our sense of self. Reconstructing the world through an on-going process of collage, I create paintings in my studio from a collection of photos, videos, audio recordings and small sketches made on location. My experience of a space is the inspiration behind an artwork, the stories in everyday spaces that are accidentally visually engaging and evocative. For instance the teal patterns of the tea towel in my kitchen clashing with the vivid red and portrait pink chequered cushions on my sofa and the strange ensemble of pants on the shelves behind them. I love the way in which everyday objects can evoke a memory or create a story, a blue patterned jug in a charity shop window making me smile at the thought of my mothers jug collection, every colour and size, her sending me off to uni with two of my own, gifted from said collection.
With a background in Fine Art and Scenic Art colour and texture play a huge part in my appreciation of an environment, using architecture, everyday objects and environments to introduce individual points of interest, to create works full of vivid colours and slowly built up layers of texture.
My work has been displayed previously across London and Southeast England in exhibitions such as 'Tribus' Group Show in Shoreditch, 'Mixed Vegetables. First batch' Group Show at The Menier Gallery in Southwark, the 'National Students Art Exhibition' at the Mall Galleries and in a one week residency in Hamburg resulting in a group exhibition titled 'Carapace' at HBFK. I was also lucky enough to be part of an experimental art installation titled ‘Motionless Traveller’ which was an interactive virtual exhibition and performance, connecting a warehouse space in Dover with the Gallerie Synesthesie in Paris and Projection in Le Harve. In 2020 my piece 'A Symphony of Plants' was part of a group exhibition titled 'The Art of Isolation' at the Espacio Gallery in London and my work is currently on display at 'Perfect Blend' in Streatham, decorating the walls of the restaurant, and online via the virtual exhibition 'New Beginnings'. See my current exhibition page for more information.
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