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Ian Rawlinson's work explores places of transition and aspects of internal and external change. These points of transformation are a recurring theme throughout his work, giving voice to ideas of identity, connection and other internal processes. His recent projects draw upon ideas of place and memory and he has produced a series of exhibitions and short films inspired by areas of Cambridge connected to his past. He is currently developing these ideas to depict other transitional places.

Rawlinson developed an interest in art through making drawings and diagrams. He was introduced to printmaking and studied at Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art where he was encouraged to work with an expansive approach to making art incorporating printmaking, drawing, construction, installation, photography and writing into his practise. He has continued to pursue this philosophy throughout his career, exploring ideas and imagery through a variety of different media. He often makes interlinking works which refine and develop an idea; drawing out its essence through variation and reconstruction.

Ian Rawlinson lives and works in London. He regularly exhibits his work in the UK and internationally. He has also travelled and worked in Europe, the USA and Mexico.

His work is held in collections including Clare Hall, Cambridgeshire Collection, ArtsLink123, New Art Gallery Walsall, Sedgwick Group, Brown and Wood, Vosges, Peterborough Arts Council, Loughborough College, RCA and private collections in the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA.

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