Seeking meaning in colour, form and rhythm, Ian Greig approaches painting as a poetic gesture; a means of siphoning the aesthetic and philosophical currency of the world around us. These plays of light and colour suggest a sense of the auditory, where synaesthetic gestures of visual rhythms, timbres and tonalities resemble fleeting musical reverberations. For Greig, the only sound that matters exists in the fractal border between simplicity and complexity. ‘Negotiating this border’, he says, ‘is the hardest thing.’
Greig has exhibited with Arthouse Gallery since 2007 and been involved in over fifty group exhibitions spanning twenty years. Currently the Postgraduate Coordinator at the National Art School in Sydney, Greig completed his doctoral thesis in "The Aesthetics of the Sublime in Twentieth Century Physics" in 2002. He has lectured, written, given many public talks and is an accomplished speaker on the subject of art theory.
Greig's work is held in public and private collections throughout Australia, UK, Spain and Canada including Government House, SA and Artbank.