Spike Island

In Here Stands It Reading List

Ivan Seal’s work documents a cryptic shadow world in which the familiar is made tantalisingly strange. The artist works quickly from memory to produce his enigmatic paintings, pulling in fragments of narratives, shapes, textures and colours that have made an impression; titles and audio pieces are often composed by randomly generating or shuffling text with a computer programme.

Though his work doesn’t refer directly to any specific sources, Ivan has shared the following collection of fiction, philosophy, theory and music that has influenced him and his practice. Take a look to explore the ideas, stories, images and sounds that have contributed to In Here Stands It.

Spike Island