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Mythomania

Step into a world of mesmerising giant sculptural creations.

Imagined from the brilliant mind of Leeds-based Canadian artist Ian Kirkpatrick, these intricate artworks are conceived using graphic design software and brought to life in a variety of materials including stainless steel, vinyl, corrugated cardboard, Perspex and Dibond. 

For Mythomania, Kirkpatrick has created a series of stunning 2D and sculptural works which explore humanity’s ongoing fascination with mythical stories - from ancient Greek legends to modern superheroes and ’fake news’. The large-scale sculptures allude to ancient monuments, dragons and robots, while the surface of each piece reflects our culture’s obsession with heroes, villains, utopias and impending apocalypse.

Mythomania draws parallels between ancient and present-day societies, while aiming to show how myth remains a vital force in culture, reflecting our hopes, fantasies and fears.

A 20-21 Visual Arts Centre Touring Exhibition


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  • Multi media sculpture
  • Radiant Child
  • Anubis
  • Dragon
  • Fisher King

Lead Image: A Radiant Child (detail) by Ian Kirkpatrick.

A Radiant Child, Anubis, Dragon (detail), Fisher King (detail). All Photos courtesy of the artist

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Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery

Address: Willis Museum, Market Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7QD
Telephone: 01256 465902

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