Ian Middleton lives and works in the South West of England. He trained at Sheffield Hallam University and the Royal College of Art
Central to much of Ian's work is the use of 'found' objects; casting offers him a choice of materials and the option of working with multiples: "I chose objects for a particular 'presence' association or familiarity and casting processes allow me to select materials for qualities of substance, colour and surface. The formal arrangement and assembly of the cast objects enables me to explore visual interchange, rhythms and the interaction of associations: through the use of juxtaposition, metaphor and humour. The work explores contentious issues informed by personal experience, current affairs and media images."