Ian Stevenson

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“If you’ve been staggering through the streets of London of late you may have clocked some funny murals and slogans in a curiously similar typeface, painted on undesirable street objects such as bins, skips, old mattresses and the like. This is the work of one of our all time favourite illustrators Ian Stevenson. ” – It’s Nice That

“Ian Stevenson is an unlikely eco-warrior but the London based artist has created a unique form of recycling. His latest project uses everyday discarded objects such as fridges, skips, and cardboard boxes as the canvases for a series of curious characters. Ian Stevenson’s dark wit and beautifully simplistic drawings have made him one of the most interesting and exciting illustrators working today.” – Current TV

“Visually striking, there’s a twisted sense of fun – along with what can only be described as a ridiculous sense of menace – in the work of Ian Stevenson collected here in Best Wishes Get Well Soon. Brilliant.” – Gavin Lucas, Creative Review

“Ian Stevenson draws on walls, rubbish, floors, paper cups and anything else he can find. He draws familiar things, twisted and distorted beyond reasonable levels. His characters live in peril, the atmosphere is dark and unsettling. The colours are bright, but not in a cheery way. I don’t know why Ian draws like this, nobody asked him to. It feels like Ian’s drawn universe existed long before he did, he is reporting back the things he sees, so we don’t have to go there. Next time you see a paper cup, or a bin bag, think of the strange world beyond and get well soon” – Anthony Burrill, Best Wishes Get Well Soon

“In harmony with consuming. This is just one of the advantages of the modern illustrator: he (or she) comes with a fashionable bag of personality. His hand is freer than his forebear’s. If he likes to draw weirdly-shaped hamburger-people. he is allowed, nay, encouraged to do so. Ian Stevenson and David Shrigley open the door on this style, which art historians probably won’t ever call the Knowingly Naive School. It’s prominence is part of a deeper trend in adverting, which is the movement from representation to expression.” – Gordon Comstock, Creative Review

“Art has always been a tricky thing to define. What I like might be awful to you and in the same instance I may not even be able to give you any reasons why I like a particular artist/piece of art. Often it’s just a gut thing. A few years ago I spent an awful lot of time surfing the web in search of artists that I could connect. Straight away I fell in love. Ian Stevenson’s work is simple but incredibly effective.” – The 405

“In times of a billion impressions a day, his work just seems to stick. Everyone is an artist these days, so it’s refreshing to see one amongst the millions that makes me go ‘wow’.” – Bitchslap

“I have to say the first time I saw the drawing I wasn’t very sure of them (being so simple) but more I saw of them, more I thought how perfect they are actually.” – Mother London Advertising Agency

“And I like Ian Stevenson a lot. We happened to both do some artwork for a magazine called Bitchslap, and when I saw his stuff it was a revelation. He has his own style and that’s rare these days because many artists just copy each other.” – Skinny Gaviar, Wheel Me Out Interview

“Thank you to Studio Output for last night’s Glug LDN event! Networking, notworking and a great laugh thanks to Ian Stevenson!” – Jasper Conran

“It was all rounded off with the insane ramblings and art of the very funny and hairy Ian Stevenson.” – Glug LDN

“Ian, my wife won’t let me put the ‘Lily Allen is a Twat’ up in the house. Should I divorce her?” – James Boynton

“Stevenson explores the brutal self conscious in a raw and inviting exhibition.” – IdN

“By now, we’d been talking for ages, sunk quite a few pints, eaten some crisps. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon, in the very excellent company of a charming bloke who isn’t afraid to speak his mind via his work and is completely unfazed when wearing charity shop cuban heels down Forest Hill high street. Utter respect.” – An Ordinary Type Writer for They Made This

“Whether it be a cynical subversion of sloganeering, a friendly poke in the ribs for religion, or acerbic commentaries on reality TV or the dead-ends of the internet, Stevenson tackles it all with good humour and a super-accessible style…” – We Heart

“Who is Ian Stevenson?” – Andy (Twitter).

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