Nathan Ingram - Ancient Shadows
Mixed media on reclaimed doors, 447 x 1337mm each panel, framed duo
Nathan Ingram, or pseudonymously Dr Suits, is a Christchurch-based artist and designer with backgrounds in fashion and urban art. After gaining attention for a range of street interventions across post-quake Christchurch, Ingram’s profile has continued to grow.
Ingram shifts between various surfaces and modes of production, exploring diverse processes and materials; from drawing and painting, to printmaking and stitching. This diversity reveals an adventurous nature as a maker not beholden to tradition and an output that defies straight-forward categorisation. Although his work spans figuration to abstraction, it is often grounded in graphic qualities of line, colour and texture, and importantly the influence of the urban environment as a space of transient presence and constant physical flux. His most recent work is fixated on process, the outcomes of repetition and chance, and the ability to translate his creative approaches to various spaces and media, from repurposed architectural forms to increasingly larger outdoor walls.