Since 2009 Ian Watson has made a return to two dimensional practices, concentrating on brush and ink to render personal mythologies. His drawings are largely informed by a mis-spent youth hiding out with like-minded mutants in video rental shops and woodlands of East Sussex, head buried in headphones, soaking up the occult messages from a collection of heavy metal cassettes.
Ian Watson studied painting at UWIC Howard Gardens campus, and prior to that at Hastings College near to his childhood home. Since graduating in 2000 Ian has worked in film and television post production and has also produced video work for musical performances and video installations. As a member of improvisational music groups, The Sound of Aircraft Attacking Britain and more recently Team Sports, he has taken part in site-specific performances, using the physical environment as a musical score.