The Spring Auction 2020

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38. Ian McChesney

Cliffs South of Rackwick, Hoy

Estimate: £1,000 - 2,000

The Spring Auction 2020 - Lot 38, Ian McChesney, Cliffs South of Rackwick, Hoy

Signed (on the reverse)
Oil on board
42 x 30 cm.
Painted in 2018

The bay of Rackwick is bounded on both sides by 200-metre-high cliffs. This view captures a cloud formation falling from the high plateau towards the sea. The sun in the south is shining towards us, illuminating through the clouds.

World renowned architect Ian McChesney experiments with both painting and public art installations. He has been commissioned by the UK’s most prominent landowners, architects, local authorities and developers. These include Chatsworth House, Argent, Derwent London, The Crown Estate and the King’s Cross Partnership.

Ian McChesney is best known for his public sculptures but drawing and painting have always occurred in parallel. Recent work is inspired by expeditions to rugged places which have led to a series of painterly semi-abstract paintings.


Kingston University.
The Royal College of Art.

Awards: Wood Awards, London, 2019. Design Week Award, London, 2016. Shortlisted, Marsh Award for Public Sculpture, 2011. Finalist, Building Design Young Architect of the Year, 2008. Civil Trust Award, Preston 2008. Civil Trust Award, Blackpool, 2005. 40 under 40, Architects Journal, 2005. Winner, RIBA Open Competition & RIBA Invitation Competition. Shortlisted, Paralympic Pavilion, Coca-Cola London 2012 Summer Olympics, London, 2012.

The Spring Auction 2020 - Lot 38, Ian McChesney, Cliffs South of Rackwick, Hoy

28 Mar Mar 28

Candid Arts, 3 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ