Ivan Black

Ivan Black is an award winning British sculptor, born in London 1972 and has lived and worked in Pembrokeshire for many years. He began making sculptures at an early age, motion quickly becoming central to his work, adding another dimension of complexity and interest to his experiments. He spent his early working life acquiring multi-disciplinary skills in the pursuit of the means to realise his ideas. 

Ivan’s own unique methodology to create forms that mutate upon the introduction of energy. The repetition of identical elements is a recurrent theme in his work,  by this means he  builds complex fluid structures. Each piece is a section of a potentially continuous sequence, generated by the application of systematic rules to his geometry.

Ivan takes inspiration for his designs from iconic natural geometry, combining mathematical concepts and the pioneering spirit of British engineering to create a synergy between Science, Art and Technology. His meticulously engineered and seamlessly integrated mechanisms are central to the behaviour and appeal of his work. Tending towards the minimalist in design, the movement is allowed to take centre stage. 

Awards:  Cottesloe Acquisition Award for ‘Golden Section’Darc Awards, best decorative pendant/chandelier for ‘Nebula’ 

Commissions: Diorama-Adobe Salt Lake City, Parabola-Nobu Hotel, Portland Square, London,      Kinetic Symmetry- Royal Botanic Gardens, Ontario, Asklepian- Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.