Sunday, 29 January 2012
Week Three - Ian
Ian Bowden is the Art Director of a major international video games studio, based in the post-apocalyptic wilderness of Holbeck, South Leeds. Born in 1970, the son of a draughtsman-turned-programmer, Ian spent his formative years in Liverpool living in a house surrounded by cutting edge technology (read ugly beige boxes with wires coming out). Ignoring the promise of paid work as a junior programmer, he moved to Leeds in 1989 to study Art History and English Literature. When forced to find gainful employment the burgeoning games industry of the mid-nineties beckoned. Ian has lectured internationally, works with Yorkshire Universities and is generally involved in the Leeds Arts Scene. He lives in LS6. In his spare time Ian makes big charcoal pictures, takes bad photographs and sits in pubs sketching; an attempt to document the rapidly dwindling traditional British Pub Culture. This is in no way an excuse to drink beer.