My work focuses on my response to an environment, trying to recreate and convey the feeling of being there for the work's audience. I enjoy reconstructing the world through an on-going process of collage, creating paintings in my studio from a collection of photos, videos, audio recordings and small sketches made on location. I am constantly striving to find a way to recreate the feeling of a moment in time through my work. I want the works to speak of both the process, the architecture and to recall everyday objects and environments to introduce individual points of interest and understanding.
With a background in both Fine Art and Scenic Art, color and texture play a huge part in my understanding and appreciation of an environment, and therefore the works I create are awash with vivid colors and layers of texture.
Ione Milne graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the Goldsmiths University of London in 2016 and since then has been working as a scenic artist for London theatre and international fashion shows.
She creates large-scale paintings using both acrylic and oil and combines layers of painted textures with everyday objects to create abstract still lifes.
Her work has been displayed previously across London and Southeast England in exhibitions such as 'Tribus' Group Show in Shoreditch, 'Mixed Vegetables. First batch' Group Show at The Menier Gallery in Southwark, the 'National Students Art Exhibition' at the Mall Galleries and in a one-week residency in Hamburg resulting in a group exhibition titled 'Carapace' at HBFK. She was also part of an experimental art installation titled ‘Motionless Traveller’ which was an interactive virtual exhibition and performance, connecting a warehouse space in Dover with the Gallerie Synesthesia in Paris and Projection in Le Harve.
Ione is currently preparing for a small solo exhibition at the Douglas Fir in Crystal Palace.