Fiction. Art. The Log Book of a lone Astronaut/Psychonaut/Holonaut in a holographic exploration through space and time to an extremely large planet in the distant recesses of an unknown galaxy—resembling in many respects a human eye (named Ocularis). Mimetic in character, it has somehow focused its gaze on the Earth and its water and has consequently created weird and wonderful organisms in its vast internal fluid-filled centre.
Ian Pyper was born into a 1950s world of black and white TV and northern English city industrial smog—a world of grey streets and grey people. As a child he yearned for the exciting worlds of American TV shows like "Lost in Space" and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea." His childhood was filled with imagination and fuelled by electric toy trains, plastic Airfix planes, Cowboys and Indians, wooden swords, and long summer days escaping to the seaside. Ian Pyper gained recognition in the late 1980s when his art was termed "Future Primitive" (paleolithique moderne) by French small press publisher Joe Ryczko in his publication Les Friches de l'Art. Ian Pyper was featured in Raw Vision Magazine in the late 1990s and has exhibited in galleries worldwide. His love of the seaside and its beaches, boats, and seagulls continues, and he now lives on the south coast of England. Author City: BRIGHTON UNK