Art. BUGS OF THE FUTURE PRIMITIVE: A COLOURING BOOK, a fine art colouring book from artist Ian Pyper, features Future Primitive drawings of bugs in various evolutionary and transformative states, collectively and individually, rendered beautifully in black and white and awaiting their metamorphosis into vibrant works to hang upon the wall.
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