Portraits of Another World

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Portraits of Another World
Long Beach, CA 90804
January 10th, 2009 - January 31st, 2009

long beach
mixed-media, graffiti/street-art, conceptual, pop, surrealism, figurative, traditional


Phone Booth Gallery is proud to present “Portraits of Another World,” a solo exhibition of new work by artist Iain Macarthur. The online exhibition is viewable online in its entirety at and will run from January 10, 2009 to January 31, 2009.

Born in Swindon England, Iain Macarthur started drawing at the age of 8, and has been drawing and painting constantly ever since, He was properly introduced to the professional world of illustration and fine art when he attended college. There he learned about life drawing and using different types of media in his work. In "Portraits of Another World." Macarthur explores many different subjects and attempts to link the world of abstract pattern with the organic flow of human form.

His subjects are ordinary people mixed with intricate patterning and shapes.  Each piece is created very photorealistic with pencils and different types of media such as watercolor or pigment pens.  “I try to achieve originality and realism in my portrait,” says Macarthur, “as well as make the portraits more exciting and eye catching as possible.”

Drawing from the contortions of Egon Schiele and Salvador Dali, and patterns of contemporary artists like Lennard Schuurmans, Macarthur is able to twist, mold, sew, and finagle his characters into something entirely its own.