Forms that mutate upon the introduction of energy


Static / Kinetic


Ivan Black is an award winning British artist, born in London in 1972 now living in West Wales. His interest in sculpture began at an early age and motion quickly became 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 work uses his 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 work 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 the British engineer 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.





selected works

Ivan Black
3 Cubes, 2012
180 cm x 60 cm